Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jalapeno and Cotija Cheese Crisps [Valentine's Day 2014]

Jalapeno & Cotija Cheese Crisps | by Tastes So Good Blog
Like most new parents, ever since having Emma we don't really get out for date night very often. But when we do, I really love squeezing every last minute of our time together. Drinks and appetizers are almost as good if not better than a full dinner sometimes. I think it allows you to slow down, talk and take small bites. drinks and appetizers also say the night has just begun instead of the rush halfway through dinner panicking that you've been out too late and you have to relieve the babysitter. We do not go out to a restaurant for Valentine's Day, ever. We're not fans of huge rose carrying crowds, or prix fixe menus. So while I cook dinner on that sweet night a few weeks from now, this is what we will be nibbling on and drinking wine with. Salty, crispy yet light, and slightly spicy.

Jalapeno & Cotija Cheese Crisps
makes 15


5 oz cotija cheese, shredded on the large holes of a box shredder
1/2 stemmed and seeded jalapeno, finely minced- about 1 tablespoon (cut in half long-ways, you can use as much jalapeno as you'd like)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon all purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Mix shredded cotija cheese, jalapeno, pepper and flour together in a small bowl. spoon one tablespoon at a time of the cheese mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Pat each mound down into a 3 inch circle.
3. Bake for 10 minutes until the crisps are lightly browned.
4. Let crisps cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then with a spatula, transfer to a cooling rack. Serve at room temperature.

photo by me


  1. I saw your blog while on another one and I just had to see your recipe for jalapeno and cotija cheese crisps...they sure do look delicious.

    I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


  2. Thank you so much for stopping by Kathy! I'd love to drop by your link up! thank you for the invite!

  3. My sister in law made a variation of these over Christmas and they were AMAZING! Jalapeno, even better. Now can you come over and make them for me too :)

  4. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!


  5. Congratulations!! Your recipe has been featured at Tasty Tuesdays 48 on my blog, Lori’s Culinary Creations. Hop on over and grab a feature button and link up your latest culinary creations. Congrats again.
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  6. Hi Silvia!

    I loved this recipe so much I decided to feature it for this week’s Tasty Tuesdays! Yay!
    I hope you’ll stop by again this week and link up with me!