Crispy Cheese – (A La Shady Glen)
5 mins (prep 5)
2 ingredients
1 servings
Too easy! One ingredient! This was inspired by the crispy cheese hanging off the renowned cheeseburgers at Shady Glen, the burger/dairy restaurant in Manchester, CT. In fact, I understand they used to sell just a basket of crispy cheese. I like to snack on it, but it would also make a terrific garnish for fancier soups, salads, etc. I have done this with Cheddar (my favorite), Jack, Parmesan and American, all with good results. On the one hand, it seems to be one of those “guilty pleasures.” On the other hand – read the last cooking note at the bottom... Added Note: Although I was inspired by Shady Glen, I just found out the Italians have been doing this for years, and it is called "Frico". Some versions are baked, and it can be molded while warm, say to make a dish to hold olives, or to eat like a taco or tortilla, or it can be used to garnish fancy salads and more.

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  • 1 ounce cheese, sliced or grated (your choice)
  • ketchup (optional)


Serving Size (28.35 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 115.67 Calories from Fat 53.19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.91g 9.09%
Saturated Fat 1.77g 8.86%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.84mg 0.94%
Sodium 212.62mg 8.86%
Total Carbohydrate 12.71g 4.24%
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g 2.38%
Sugars 0.59 g %
Protein 2.95g 5.91%
Vitamin A 26.37IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 25.51mg% Iron 0.71mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4