15 August 2011

Sage & Parm Crisps


On my past two trips to Monterey, at this restaurant on the end of the pier we had hear amazing french fries. They were the really thin crispy ones, fried with sage and topped with a bunch of shaved Parmesan. I never would have thought that fried sage would taste good but it was amazing. I ended up picking around all the fries and just eating all the sage. I knew from the moment I had them I immediately had to make something with sage. Never having deep fried anything in my life, I'm going to leave that venture to when I make a proper doughnut or just have a massive let's fry every vegetable possible day. So I found a recipe for cheese crisps that just called for only two ingredients, Parmesan and rosemary. Sage could totally be my take on this recipe I thought. All you have to do is bake them and the cheese and sage blend together to make this magical crispy cracker that is completely perfect on it's own or good to top a salad if you feel to inclined to have real food. 

These don't spread out too much, but I would still give them a bit of room on the baking sheet. Otherwise you might just end up with one giant crisp! Which doesn't sound like such a bad thing...

I just found out about a lecture, speaking, baking event thingy. I don't know what to properly call it, its called 'Tasting Salon: Pastries with Claire Ptak' and I just bought my ticket! Its about an hour and a half away from me so I'll have to rush a bit after work the day its on, but I don't care. I am so excited to go to it! I have yet to go to her shop in London, because it is so far away, but it all looks so magical and amazing. Reading her book, seeing all the different flavors that the bakery does, the decor and styling of the shop. It is all perfect. I just want to move to London now. Hopefully at the event I don't go all 'Oh my gosh she is so amazing and just blankly stare at her with wide eyes' which tends to happen to me. Hopefully they will let in cameras!

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15 comments:

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

Two of my favorite things ever - sage and parmesan! I want to start an herb garden for the sage alone.

Loving the recipe presentation now, by the way! Your whole blog is so beautiful.

Moore or Less Cooking said...

Really like your cutting board

Katelyn Marie said...

Yum, these look delicious. I'm growing a bunch of sage in my backyard right now, and I'm very tempted to try these.
Fantastic blog by the way :)

- Katie
http://www.shadesofaquarius.com/

Zill.y said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm really not a huge sage fan, but this combination sounds most delicious!

Thanks for sharing!

Best, zill.Y

athena said...

yummy! and ohhh, thanks for the heads up on the claire ptak event... it's also an hour and half from me but it's my bday week so might be worth the drive if i can get it as a gift :)

la domestique said...

Great idea to use sage in parm crisps! I've just recently tried deep frying on the stovetop and I'm addicted. It's so easy I wonder why I waited so long. I've been frying squash blossoms mostly.

Katie said...

Oh, yeah. I could put these away WAY too easily. I love sage!

Zo @ Two Spoons said...

Mmmm, parmesan, sage, baking. Yes yes and YES. Gorgeously shot to boot.

Erica M. said...

That looks simple enough. And delicious! BTW I love that cutting board.

Mary said...

These look simple and delicious. Your photos are wonderful. This is my first visit to your site but I'll definitely be back. You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Patricia Scarpin said...

These would make any salad much more interesting! I love the idea of using sage. I would have gone for fresh oregano, love the stuff.

kankana said...

The smell of sage is so comforting and warm. This is something I can eat non stop!

The Nummy Little Blog said...

I can't wait to make this recipe! It looks great! I'm so excited to be following your site, and I would love for you to check out my blog if you get a chance and maybe even follow mine so we could share recipes! Thanks!
Jilly
www.thenummylittleblog.blogspot.com

gina @ gretchalina{food stories} said...

i was going through my pinterest foodie files tonight looking for some tasty dinner party appet...clicked on this one (love) and now am totally enjoying your blog! hello;)

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