Stop throwing away those hard, inedible rinds from hard cheeses like Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano. Just chop them up and turn them into light, airy cheese crisps. They are great for snacking on and make a tasty and crunchy addition to Caesar salad.
I learned this technique from Food & Wine’s Mad Genius Tips and have to agree: it’s pretty genius!
Chop Parmesan cheese rinds into roughly ½” cubes.
Place the cubes on a microwave-safe plate, leaving a little more room in between them than shown above, or they will melt into each other.
Enjoy them straight off the plate!