Recipe courtesy of Marcella Hazan

Crisp Cheese Wafers Friuli-Style

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon polenta flour

1/3 cup loosely packed grated Montasio cheese or Parmigiano-Reggiano

Directions

  1. Turn the heat under a 9-inch skillet to medium low and sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of polenta flour into the pan. Immediately sprinkle the cheese over the polenta, distributing it evenly. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, running the edge of a spatula under the perimeter of the wafer as the cheese melts and hardens to loosen it from the pan. Remove from heat and let it settle for 1 minute.
  2. Using toaster tongs or a large tweezer and a spatula, lift the wafer from the skillet and turn over. Return to heat for 1 more minute.
  3. Transfer the cheese wafer from the pan to a platter. If it breaks it doesn't matter because you must break it up anyway to eat it.

Cook’s Note

The wafer will keep crisp for a few hours, but taste best the moment it is done.