Canestrini di parmesan Garland of bread with cotechino

THE parmesan canestrini are crunchy cheese waffles, shaped like a basket, to be stuffed with your favorite ingredients and served as starter or at the time ofaperitif. Here proposed with artichokes And raw ham, are very easy to make, and simple in the delicious combination.

Ingrediants

    FOR 6 BASKETS:

  • 6 generous spoons of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 violet artichoke
  • 6 slices of raw ham
  • 1 lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh mint
  • salt
  • pepper

How to prepare: Parmesan canestrini

THE parmesan canestrini they are single portion snacks ideal for party starters. Crunchy cheese waffles, shaped like a basket, ready to welcome a delicious filling. A very easy and quick recipe to make, perfect for appetizers or the appetizers of the days of party, but also for one evening with friends.

We offer them with a very simple filling: raw ham and a slice of artichoke with mint, also raw. Clearly you can indulge yourself by making these Parmesan Cheese Baskets with your favorite ingredients. For a totally version vegetarian, for example, here are the cheese baskets with carrots and zucchini.

Baskets, tartlets and dumplings are the perfect appetizers for a buffet of Christmas appetizers: wrappers that keep a small delicacy and always conquer everyone. I allow you to range between puff pastry, shortcrust pastry or phyllo and invent imaginative fillings.

Among our appetizer recipes you will find many examples, from Baskets of shortcrust pastry filled with Parmesan and leeks to Baskets of cucumbers with avocado, shrimp and apple. And among the most famous baskets the Vol au vent.

OTHER TASTY RECIPES: Vol au vent with savory fillings, Baskets of shortcrust pastry with ricotta cream with herbs and macadamia, Baskets of ham and cheese

Easy Execution Preparation Time 30 min Cooking Time 6 min Servings 6

How to prepare: Parmesan canestrini

Preparation of Parmesan canestrini - Phase 1

Preparation of Parmesan canestrini - Phase 1

To prepare the parmesan canestrini, cut 6 squares from a roll of parchment paper about 18-20 cm per side. In the center of each of them, place the quantity corresponding to 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese. Using the back of the spoon, roll out the cheese in an even layer, forming a circle. Place in the microwave oven, one sheet at a time, for about 1 minute at maximum power. The exact time may vary from oven to oven. The exact moment to remove them from the microwave is when the cheese is melted evenly.

Preparation of Parmesan canestrini - Phase 2

Preparation of Parmesan canestrini - Phase 2

While the cheese is still warm, place each disc on a single-portion mold, 5-6 cm in diameter, upside down. Press lightly to shape the cheese waffle around the outer surface and let it cool. At this point remove the parchment paper and you will have obtained one of the small baskets.

Preparation of Parmesan canestrini - Phase 3

Preparation of Parmesan canestrini - Phase 3

Clean the artichoke by cutting the tips, eliminating the outermost leaves and any internal beard, up to the heart. Cut it into very thin slices. As you proceed with this operation, put the slices to soak in a bowl full of water, acidulated with the juice of half a lemon. Drain them, transfer them to a bowl and season with salt, oil, pepper, lemon juice to taste and a little fresh mint. Arrange a slice of artichoke and a slice of ham in each canestrino of Parmesan.

Preparation of Parmesan canestrini - Phase 4

The parmesan canestrini are ready to be served. We used this filling, but they can be customized with seasonal vegetables.

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