This is supposed to be a healthy alternative to popcorn, but I actually preferred it to popcorn!The original recipe, which I picked up from here, uses soy beans. But I think almost any frozen or canned bean would do: fava, peeled broad, chickpea, peas…
Having fresh Parmesan cheese makes all the difference.
Please try to forget the bottled refrigerated versions exist; they are nothing alike.
1 bag (300g) frozen peas
100g Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400F.
Rinse frozen peas under the sink to defrost, than lay on a kitchen towel to dry.
Transfer the peas to a baking sheet in a single layer.
Finely grate the cheese over the peas to make pretty mesh blanket.
Sprinkle the peas with salt.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Let cool completely on the baking sheet so they harden a bit and cheese dries up.