Entertaining just got a lot easier‚Äî and cheesier.
Summer entertaining should be easy. In the middle of a heat wave, nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen standing over a hot stovetop. And who wants to miss out on all the outdoor fun to spend hours fussing with complicated hors d’oeuvres?
Enter these impressive antipasto cups that couldn’t be easier to make and only take a few minutes in the oven. Melting grated parmigiano reggiano on a nonstick surface (important! Use a chef’s-favorite Silpat sheet or grease a sheet of parchment paper for extra insurance) creates a bubbly, golden-brown tuile that firms up into a delicious crisp. But while they’re still warm, the melted cheese is as pliable as Play-Doh, easy to mold into any shape you like. Press them into muffin tins and let cool and you’ll have crunchy, salty cups ready to be filled with any mix of cubed antipasto you like. For an even quicker version, raid the olive bar at your grocery store for a pre-made filling mix! Then it just takes a few minutes to assemble, but the result will look super impressive when party time comes around.