Hi folks, Jack Cheddar here! If you haven’t yet, go ahead and check out this week’s Cheddar It! video, found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy1H3JsoGFk
So, how did I go about making the delicious, all-cheddar tostada shell and taco salad bowl? Well the first step was to use a 1/2 cup measuring cup (or, as I call it, a Scooper!) along with roughly 1 cup of Cheddar It! and a small bowl that can be used to shape the heated cheese. Using a large pan with low heat, I gently scooped the Cheddar It! onto the center of the pan and patted it down until it was a flat, roughly 6 inch circle of cheddar goodness. I waited until it was nice and bubbling and crisping up, flipped it over and let it crisp on the other side!
For the tostada shell, I left the Cheddar It! on the pan for about 30 seconds longer than the taco salad bowl. This is because the tostada shell does not require any shaping, so any desired crisp texture is fine. For the taco salad bowl, it is important to have the heat low and not let the cheddar get too hot, or else it can’t be formed and will break when you try to mold it. Be sure to get the cheddar patty onto a paper towel once it’s a slight golden brown, and then gently lay it on top of a small glass/plastic bowl of your choice. Press down gently to begin forming the bowl shape, and wait 2 minutes for the cheddar to cool. The finished product is a deliciously crunchy bowl of real cheese!
Now is where you can get creative; after all, these are not just a delicious post-workout snack, but can also be served as hors d’oeuvres at a Mexican themed party! Add a little guacamole, refried/pinto beans, lettuce, sour cream and hot sauce, and you’ve got yourself some great tasting snacks that will add some unique flavors and textures to your fiesta! If you’re a restaurant owner, placing one of these in the center of your Mexican food platter will introduce new colors, flavors and textures to your valued guests!
Be sure to give us a Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cheddarit and share the word about Cheddar It! with your friends and family! We at Cheddar It! will be happy to get this product out on the market once we get a little bit of a following! Take care, cheddar lovers, and I will speak to you soon. Time to get back to the fiesta!