Cheddar Jalapeno Cheese Crisps

By: Clinton Kelly 



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Jalapeno Cheese Crisps make for a great snack!


Jalapeno Cheese Crisps:
3/4 cup parmesan cheese (finely shredded)
3/4 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese (finely shredded)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 jalapeno (stemmed, seeded, minced)
Kosher salt (to taste)
Scallion Cilantro Sour Cream Crema:
1 cup sour cream
1/2 bunch cilantro (roughly chopped)
1/2 bunch scallions (roughly chopped)
1 lime (juiced)



For the Jalapeno Cheese Crisps: Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
In a large bowl, combine parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, pepper and paprika and toss to combine. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop the cheese into 1 1/2 tablespoon piles on the baking sheet 2-inches apart from each other. Sprinkle with the chopped jalapeno and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted, crispy and golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Serve with crema.
For the Cilantro Lime Crema: In the bowl of a food processor, add the sour cream, cilantro, scallions and lime juice. Pulse until smooth and combined. Remove to a bowl and serve with the cheese crisps.
Tip: These chips make an excellent topper to any soup, especially tortilla soup!