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Parmesan Puffs

No recipe image available.Crispy little Parmesan meringues. Recipe submitted by Dee Sherry

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large egg whites
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Pinch of cayenne
Vegetable oil for deep-frying

Cooking Directions:

  1. Put whites in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature 15 minutes. With an electric mixer beat whites until stiff. With a metal spoon thoroughly fold in Parmesan and cayenne. Roll mixture into about twenty 3/4-inch balls.
  2. In a heavy pot, heat 1-inch of oil to 375°F (190°C). Working in batches, fry balls, turning them, until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  3. Serve Parmesan puffs warm with soup or as an hors d'oeuvre.

Makes 20 puffs.