by using mache lettuce greens, walnuts and a parmesan wafer, this simple salad resembles any gourmet salad served in a restaurant. to make the parmesan wafer, finely shread parmesan cheese into a bowl. prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper, so the cheese will not stick or burn to the sheet while baking.
next, place small rounds of the cheese on the paper and decorate the wafers with parsley, dill, or any other fresh herb of choice. dried herbs work well also, but if fresh herbs are available, choose those first. then, bake the wafers in the oven on 350 degrees for just a few minutes. perhaps only two to three depending on your oven. watch these carefully, as the wafers will burn quickly. it is acceptable to have browned edges, and that effect will add to the crispiness of the wafer. allow them to dry on the sheet pan and save until ready to assemble the salads. these wafers were made with parsley. i often serve this salad with peppercorn dressing.