Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Here's one of the best shortcuts I know. It's perfect as a tiny snack to have with drinks, as it's very salty. People are always quite impressed, despite it being completely effortless, and it's embarrassing to give out the recipe.
See, here in Sweden you can get processed cheese in squeeze tubes. It comes in various flavors, such as bacon, shrimp and mushroom and it's extremely popular. Most people eat them on their breakfast sandwiches, and some cook with them as well. I'm always quite sceptical of processed food but the label isn't very scary here - it's made from actual hard cheese and then processed with special salts to make it melt. And then flavored with *actual* shrimp, bacon or mushrooms, or whatever flavor it happens to be. Not aromas, not extracts. It's not that bad.
Anyway, enough with the defense. This is really the only time I use them. And I pair them with ready-bought crispy little shells, croustades. Just half-fill them with cheese, and stick in a hot oven (200°C) for ten minutes or so. Voilà!