You know those addictive foods that, once you start eating, you can’t get yourself to quit?
I’m talking chips, french fries, nachos, you name it. There is no having “just one”, which gets to be problem when you’re trying to keep things on the healthy side. It’s hard to stay away!
And that’s why I’m here to help you solve all of those problems. Now, when you’re having one of those can’t-stop-munching-on-everything days (I’m the worst late night snacker) you can bake yourself up a big bowl of these crispy snack edamame and go crazy!
Being half Japanese, edamame has always been on my radar as a snack food. In many Japanese restaurants, they serve you up a small bowl as an appetizer and my obachan (Japanese for grandma) would oftentimes prepare some for us kiddos to snack on when I was growing up! They are delicious, filling, and have a ton of health benefits such as having no cholesterol, lots of veggie-based protein and calcium, and being naturally gluten-free.
This recipe is completely addictive with it’s crispy texture and cheesy flavor. The best part is that, unlike many of its unhealthy snack counterparts, it leaves you feeling full and satisfied instead of greasy and somehow hungrier than when you started eating!
**One crucial part to this recipe is to not defrost the edamame before cooking. That leaves them mushy and gross. You’ve been warned!
- 16 oz bag frozen shelled edamame (don't thaw!)
- salt + pepper
- red pepper flakes
- 3 tbsp parmesan
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees,
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pour the frozen edamame on the parchment paper and season with the parmesan, plenty of salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes if desired. Drizzle on the olive oil and toss with your hands until evenly combined.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edamame is crispy.