Parmesan Foam (sallye) Recipe

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PARMESAN FOAM (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Found this in an old cookbook of mine. It sounds like a creative, delicious way to serve cheese as a garnishment.


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Serves:
yield about 2 cups
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

12 oz
parmigiano-reggiano cheese
1 c
half-and-half cream

DO NOT SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER KIND OF CHEESE OR MILK, NO MATTER HOW GOOD YOU THINK IT IS

Step-By-Step

1Cut the cheese into 1/2 inch squares and place in the top pan of a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a heatproof bowl or heavy saucepan.

2Add the half-and half to the pan with cheese.

Place the pan or bowl over a pan of simmering water. Do not allow the water to boil.

3Allow the cheese to melt slowly and evenly. Stir with a wooden spoon frequently to avoid scorching.

DO NOT LET IT BOIL!

4It will take 10-15 minutes for the cheese to completely melt. At this point, remove from heat and pour into a heatproof bowl. It will resemble a cheese sauce but won't be completely smooth.

5Cool to room temperature, then cove with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

After a couple of hours, it will resemble a firm ricotta cheese.

6Great as an accompaniment to fruit dishes, salads, or steamed/sautéed vegetables. Can also be used as a spread for sandwiches.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy