Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tortellini Soup and Parmesan Crisps

Believe me this is a real treat, psst come a little closer. The Parmesan Crisps, well if you're nuts over Parmesan cheese like me, these rock. Make them when no one is around so you don't have to share, no really, you'll see. We're going to make the soup first.
You might want to call this "Soup Making for Dummies", but this is a wonderful tasty soup that is so simple and might I suggest a great meal for the night before Thanksgiving. You know, when you're pulling your hair out trying to get everything done and people are slamming you wanting dinner now and you don't even have time to run out and pick up fast food.



Ok, are you ready, don't blink or you'll miss this. Heat 8 cups of chicken broth to a rolling boil, generously sprinkle black pepper to taste into the broth, lower heat to medium, add two 9 ounce packages of your favorite tortellini to the pot, stir and simmer for about 7 minutes. Ladle up the soup and garnish with sliced green onions. It doesn't get simpler than this and your satisfied significant other and munchkins will sigh and declare their unwavering devotion to you - Really!
Now for the grand finale!

Grate 1 cup of Parmigiana-Reggiano or Parmesan (DO NOT USE GRATED PARM N A JAR - OR DISASTER WILL ENSUE). Place a sheet of parchment or silicone baking sheet over a cookie sheet (do not use foil - disaster) and place parm on sheet a tablespoon at a time. Flatten parm piles with back of spoon as shown.

Bake at 400 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes - watch them carefully. Let the pan cool for a minute or two and very gently use a spatula and remove. Oh man, these are so light and lacy and crispy and the most awesome accompaniment to any soup.

Indulge and Enjoy - you've earned it!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

17 comments:

Debbie said...

My son and I love tortellini and I will have to try this! So simple, great idea! I love your Thanksgiving food pics....it all looks fabulous!

Lisa said...

I love tortellini soup and these cheese crisps go perfect.

jesse said...

Omg, I completely agree with you, I go craaaazy for cheese crisps... and usually I have to make a double batch because the first batch is for me to snack on while the soup finishes cooking!

Maria said...

I love tortellini soup. Next time I make it I will try the parmesan crips. They look delicious!

Anonymous said...

You got the cheese crisps from the local tv station WATE.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Actually "Anonymous", I saw Giada DeLaurentis made something similar with romano cheese about two years ago and I used Parm. We have this on a regular basis during the colder months because they are so good. I do enjoy reading comments, but don't make a fool of yourself by hiding and being completely wrong. If you have something to say show us who you are. Happy Thanskgiving!

Greg C said...

I love homemade soups. Those chese thingies looked great too. Thanks for the note. It made my day.

Reeni said...

What a great combo and so easy and quick to make! I love the Parmesan crisps, yummy. I have seen Giada make these too.

Pam said...

What a perfect soup - easy and delicious. I love making parmesan crisps and you're right, they are too good to share. ;-)

gigi said...

Yea!! You know how I feel about easy cookin! It's ta bomb!

Yall have safe travels.

Marjie said...

Great looking soup, although I don't think tortellini will last long enough to get into soup for my crowd! Safe travels, Katherine, hubby and homegirlz!

Darius T. Williams said...

Yum to the Parmesan crisps!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks like a perfect meal! Yum! I hope ya'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pam said...

I've always wanted to try parmesan crisps. But I am totally afraid that I will eat them all. Within minutes.

Pearl said...

parm crisps look lovely!

what happens if you use grated parm in a can?

Nazarina A said...

I really need a little bowl of this soup with the Parmesan crisps at this moment after all that rich Thanksgiving meals1

The Blonde Duck said...

Can you e-mail me your snail mail address at mirkoerner@gmail.com? I have a sussy for you!