Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hump-Day Quickie: Toasted Cheese!

It's been a while since we had a hump-day quickie, hasn't it?
Do you like grilled cheese? If so, do you think the best parts are the cheese that oozes out onto the griddle and gets crispy and brown? If so, we at A Book of Cookrye have a recipe for you!

Toasted cheese

Heat a waffle iron. Cut or break string cheese into pieces of the desired size. Spray the iron really well, and put the cheese on for about a minute or so, or until dark brown on the outside. Carefully remove with a fork, or tip the iron over so they fall out.

I'll admit, I never really got into cheese the way a lot of people do. And I especially never liked  string cheese. No matter how many smiling mascots they put on the wrapper, 8-year-old me was firmly unconvinced that cheese was better than candy. But just this once, we can make string cheese actually... good.

Yes indeed, the one ingredient in today's recipe is string cheese! Now, in theory one can use any mozzarella, but string mozzarella seems to have that extra resilient rubberiness that makes this work. Do you have non-string mozzarella in your refrigerator and a waffle iron? If so, do try this and share the results!
Now, the weird thing is that at first the cheese just turns into something oozy and sticks to the waffle iron. But if you leave it long enough to get good and toasty-brown, it turns into... these!

Let's admire the lovely, sizzling crispiness up closer!

Now, you can eat these things hot and right off the waffle iron, or if you feel like being fancy they lend themselves beautifully to being handed around on crackers.

That's right, we at A Book of Cookrye just technically featured our first appetizer recipe! And I tells ya, it's delicious.


  1. Parmesan is really good for this too. And if you don't have a waffle iron, a liberally-greased cookie sheet and a few minutes under a broiler also work!

    1. I've seen the Parmesan chips floating around online, and they really are tasty.