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Was there ever a recipe you wanted to make using grated Parmesan Cheese, but the quantity of cheese required was too much/cost prohibitive?

Asked by ibstubro (18765points) January 27th, 2016

Or a delicious recipe you have made that took massive amounts of grated Parmesan Cheese?

I remember my aunt making appetizers from a blend of Parmesan Cheese, mayo and raw chopped onions. Spread on corn tortilla chips and baked or broiled. I’m not sure how much cheese it used, but they were delicious.

I have about 30 pounds, in house.

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Coloma's avatar

30 pounds of Parmesan, dude, I think you might need help with your cheese hoarding issue. lol
No, unless the cost was hundreds of dollars I’d spend a reasonable amount to make something new that sounded really good.

jerv's avatar

I’m not a fan of Parmesan.

I don’t have any recipes that call for even a crumb of the higher-priced cheeses I snack on when finances allow; Cambozola and smoked Bleu tend to run $17+/lb. It’s rare tha twe half more than half a pound at any time.

The only recipes I have that call for cheese are mostly cheap stuff (Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella…) with a couple that use slightly-fancy cheese that’s still well under $10/lb. But we don’t have any recipes that call for more than about a pound’s worth of that. Given that I’ll eat half a pound of cheese straight-up without a second thought (sometimes without even crackers), I don’t think $5 worth of Pepper Jack is “too much”.

jca's avatar

No, because I hate parmesan cheese.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I’ve made parmesan cheese crisps. @ibstubro, could you substitute some other cheese and mix it with some parmesan? Maybe some gruyere or similar? Gruyere might be as expensive where you are. I know I wanted to make a recipe that called for a specific blue cheese I couldn’t get here, so I just used a different blue cheese. It was fine.

ibstubro's avatar

Well, I’ll farm a good portion out to friends, @Coloma. It’s not here to live. lol

I like Parmesan, @jerv, although not the grated, so much. Love blue…smoked is fantastic. I used to buy it picked in oil in little jars, too, and that was amazingly creamy.

Yes, I plan on some cheese crisps, @Earthbound_Misfit. The devil is in the details…I have Parm coming out my ears. If there are delicious recipes out there that call for a lot of Parmesan, I want to try them before I start divvying it up.

Tea_Gryphon's avatar

I loooooooove making parmesan crisps! Parmesan in general is to die for .. as are any recipes needing lots of yummy cheese. Well.. I’m a huge fan of any cheese really (minus american cheese.. that’s stuff so fake and nasty).

My 7 year old and I are cheese snobs pretty much. At 5 years old he was at the deli with me and he asked the lady behind the counter if they had any smoked sharp cheddar. She said no but they had smoked provolone and he leaned over and was like, “Momma, is that that white cheese we have at home”? And I said yep, and he said “Okay I’ll have that then.” A lady stepped over and said she was surprised he even knew what smoked provolone was and was impressed, lol.

jca's avatar

I just bought two lbs. of Havarti from Costco, $8. It’s really nice. Mild and creamy. I like it a lot.

Coloma's avatar

I like parmesan melted on garlic bread and sprinkled on tomato soup too.

@ibstubro Good to know, cheese hoarding is a serious affliction, I know, I have a cheese hoarding friend. haha
Have you ever tried Parmano cheese? It comes in a hard wedge, parmesan/romano die for!

Here’s a recipe you might like.

zenvelo's avatar

Think it’s time for @ibstubro Alfredo!

ibstubro's avatar

Ha! Well, you gotta break them in young, @Tea_Gryphon!
We always had a variety of cheeses when I was a kid. Lots of cheddar. Smoked provolone is one of my favorites.
Any other Parmesan ideas?

Yes, we’ve been having garlic Parmesan bread every night, @Coloma. Split bolillos or ciabatta rolls.
YES, I am a cheese hoarder!
Pasta looks good. I love pasta with butter, garlic and Parmesan!

I thought of that, @zenvelo. I even bought ½ & ½ for 49¢ a quart when I bought the last 10 pounds of Parmesan. I’ve only made Alfredo with whipping cream, though…need to look for a recipe.
I could feed dozens of people Fettuccine Alfredo for $5. lol

dammitjanetfromvegas's avatar

Cheese is my favorite food. This is a recipe I love to make that calls for fresh Parmesan. It doesn’t ask for massive amounts, but I like to add more than the recipe calls for.

ibstubro's avatar

What a hoot, @dammitjanetfromvegas:
“I got this in the big city, and it’s part of my Different Pasta Shapes collection, which I would someday bequeath to a museum if I didn’t have big ol’ plans to eat it all.”
That’s ME, lol. Weekly I lament that I can no longer buy Gemelli and I refuse to make Italian Pasta Salad until I do.
Come on down! I’m not that far and a 5# bag of grated Parmesan was $1.99. $2.01 with tax. Half and half, 49¢ a quart. I can solve your grocery problems!

dammitjanetfromvegas's avatar

With gas at $1.56 I just might do it!

ibstubro's avatar

I filled at $1.35 today.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I’ve three pounds of Parmigiano-Reggiano in chunks in my refrigerator, one pound already grated.

jerv's avatar

And gas around here is still running around $2.49….

ibstubro's avatar

I’m not counting my pound of ungrated, @Tropical_Willie. That’s much more precious.

With discount, my gas was $1.28, @jerv. $1.45 pump price, less station discount of 10¢ per gallon, less my %5 cash back. @dammitjanetfromvegas is within “let’s do lunch” distance.

Pachy's avatar

I can’t get enough of parm. Love it! And up to a point, the more expensive the better.

What I don’t like is grating the stuff. I usually wind up just cutting off chunks and eating it as snacks.

ibstubro's avatar

“Grate” answer. @Pachy

Pachy's avatar

Grately appreciated, @ibstubro.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Napalm deParma.

Kardamom's avatar

I can’t say that I’ve ever made a recipe that called for more than a half a cup of Parmesan cheese, so no.

ibstubro's avatar

I think you can use as much Parmesan cheese as you can lay hands on making Alfredo sauce, @Kardamom.

I sold a woman a 5 pound bag and she used well over ½ making a single pan of seafood lasagna.
And OMG was it GOOD!

Kardamom's avatar

@ibstubro Yeah, with Alfredo I guess you’re right. I’ve never made it, even though I like it a lot, it’s just so fattening.

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