Parmesan wafers

Parmesan wafers

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(7 ratings)

Ready in 5-10 minutes


These crisp cheesy wafers, from Gordon Ramsay, are simple to make and look great served with risotto

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


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  • 80g freshly grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • half a 20g pack of chives


  1. 4 big ones: Heat a 20cm good-quality non-stick frying pan. Scatter about 20g of the grated cheese over the base of the hot pan. Watch it melt (don’t overcook or it will taste bitter) then sprinkle in a teaspoon of chopped chives and some black pepper. When the cheese is bubbly and golden, take the pan off the heat and cool for up to a minute, then the wafer can easily be lifted out with a palette knife. Repeat 3 times.

  2. 8 little ones: Heat the oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick silicone sheet or baking parchment. Sprinkle the grated parmesan in 8 neat rounds using the inside of a 5cm cutter as a guide. Sprinkle some chives and black pepper onto each round. Bake for 5 minutes until the cheese bubbles and turns golden. Lift each round onto a rolling pin, cool until crisp, then lift off.

  3. The wafers will keep in an airtight tin for up to 3 days.

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31st Aug, 2017
I must admit I was quite disappointed with these. Not very filling.
30th Jun, 2015
Would try it if I could find vegetarian parmesan. Can only get Asda smart price hard cheese!
8th Jul, 2014
Good with risotto but I found they needed 8-10 minutes to cook properly. The chives didn't make much difference to the flavour sadly.
22nd Mar, 2012
Actually all you need to do is use vegetarian parmesan - therefore, it is veggie friendly.
19th Sep, 2011
This recipe is described as vegetarian, which it certainly isn't - Parmesan contains rennet and is not veggie friendly!
1st Sep, 2010
So simple for a lovely decoration. Delicious with risotto!
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