Parmesan Tuiles with Heirloom Tomatoes

“APPETIZERS ARE THE LITTLE THINGS YOU KEEP EATING UNTIL YOU LOSE YOUR APPETITE.”  Joe Moore

Parmesan Tuilles with Heirloom Tomatoes | From My Sweet Heart

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Well, temperatures here in the nation’s capital have been oppressive; reaching 102° today!!!  And I am feeling it!  I don’t know about you, but when it’s this hot; by the end of the day I feel so fatigued, the only thing I want for dinner is a bowl of cereal with ice cold milk!  And when I do eat a ‘meal’, it’s more like an appetizer.  So today, these parmesan tuiles were more than enough!  Light and crunchy, cheesy and salty; and perfectly topped with sweet, chilled tomatoes.

These are quick and easy to throw together and take great advantage of my beautiful, summer tomatoes!  I tried 2 different recipes for the tuiles.  And there was a clear winner for me . . . . .

The original recipe called for mixing butter and flour with the cheese. I thought this method would lend itself to a more ‘cracker-like’ quality to the tuiles.   But I found these to flatten and spread too much; making them very thin and extremely fragile.  So I stuck with my quick, tried and true method of simply baking the cheese.

Parmesan Tuilles with Heirloom Tomatoes | From My Sweet Heart

 

Yields:  about 10-12 tuiles

Level of Difficulty:  easy


PARMESAN TUILES:

  • 4 oz. Parmigiano-Regianno cheese, grated
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Preheat your oven to 350°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place Tablespoons of cheese in mounds on the baking sheet about 4 inches apart.  Press down the centers of the mounds a bit and season with pepper to your liking.  Bake for about 10 minutes until lightly golden.  Let cool for a minute on the pan before removing.

HEIRLOOM TOMATO TOPPING:

  • 1 1/2 cups of diced heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon of snipped chives
  • 1 teaspoon of coarsely chopped tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • coarse sea salt to taste

In a small bowl, toss together the tomatoes, olive oil, chives, tarragon, and pepper.  Spoon the mixture on top of the tuiles and sprinkle with sea salt.

 

Parmesan Tuilles with Heirloom Tomatoes | From My Sweet Heart


Light and easy and I hope you enjoy!

:-)

 

Tomato Salad slightly adapted  from Food and Wine.

Comments

  1. What delicious savory bites!

    • Thanks! And looking forward to your next FFwD post. Hope you will enjoy it more than the last one! : )

  2. I love tomatoes…you probably knew that though! These are a perfect appetizer Anne!!!

  3. What a perfect appetizer!

  4. Ovo je odlično :))

  5. Talk about a perfect bite!!!!! Have a great Sunday! :)

  6. Thes tuiles look gorgeous – lovely topping and delicious crustiness :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • Thanks Uru! I guess we were both needing a little savory this week! Your tomato bruschetta looks scrumptious! : )

  7. These are getting pinned so I remember to make them! I might have to figure out a way to make the cheese crackers on the stove top since it’s too hot to use the oven and we have no air conditioning. Love the use of the tarragon instead of the usual basil, but then I do know that you love tarragon as much as I do! Love this!

    • Thanks MJ! And I understand you could simply melt the cheese the same way on the stove. Though I’ve yet to try it that way. Let me know if you do and how it works out! And yes..I’m with you on the tarragon. LOVE that herb. And I loved your catfish and carrot salad guest post! : )

  8. These are so lovely! I’m definitely bookmarking to serve to friends as an appetizer this summer — so fresh and beautiful! :)

    • Thanks Ali…..and a perfect summer bite…..your stuffed caprese bites! (And I’ll have a puppy chow brownie for dessert!) : )

  9. those are such cute little beauties and i am sure they would be a hit at any party. i need to remember to make these for appetizers next time i have people over to my place :)

    • Thanks! And I loved your post on cake pops….they looked pretty and perfect and you gave some great instructions! : )

  10. Sounds like a perfect dinner for summer!

    • Thanks Chris…this and a bit of your Israeli Couscous and Heirloom Tomato Salad….and I am a happy girl! : )

  11. These sound delightful! Great use of all the garden herbs and veggies, and only a few minutes with the oven on.

    • Thanks Kris! And your Mexican Beef looks perfect with that cilantro rice. Brilliant idea to use a crockpot in this crazy heat my friend! : )

  12. You always have the best quotes!! Appetizers are definitely one of the best inventions ever, and these look so fresh and delicious!

    • Awww thanks Anna! And your cranberry flaxseed muffins look beautiful. A much better way to get my flaxseed than the capsules I take every morning! : )

  13. Hi Anne, Thanks for visiting my blog, which brought me here…so glad to have found you, your blog is full of wonderful bakes! I am going to have fun scrolling through!

  14. These would make for exceptionally delicious appetizers! Love the tomato topping too! :)

  15. Hi Anne, thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. :) I love these parmesan tuiles for a summer appetizer – what a perfect use for tomatoes!

  16. Lovely little bites–they look like a perfect summer meal.

  17. i will love to have a bite.

  18. Oh, this looks good, Anne. It’s one of the recipes that you can easily imagine the taste without ever having tried it. GOTTA make this.

  19. That quote about appetizers is so true! The simplicity of this recipe really allows the ingredients to shine.

  20. What a fantastic appetizer this is, Anne! I love the tomatoes and the parmesan tuiles! This is a great low-carb app!

  21. I saw your post on MJ’s Facebook page and just had to visit! Your parmesan tuiles look gorgeous! I adore heirloom tomatoes. I wish we could share a few degrees of your heat wave – maybe you could give us ten degrees or so ;) It’s only about 65F in England at the moment.

  22. These look so delicate and tasty. Nice job.

  23. I love how your pictures are light and airy just like the appetizer.

  24. I had subscribed to your posts long time ago but stopped getting them. Leaving this message here so I can hit the button below to receive posts. Hopefully I didn’t overlook the subscribe button somewhere else. If I did, blame it on the heat!!!

  25. I’ve never had (nor heard of) tuiles, but they must be fantastic served with heirloom tomatoes! Yum! This looks fantastic!

  26. Just as pretty and tasty as they ever were.

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