Monday, November 28, 2011

Just a few great ingredients - Basil Frico (parmesan crisp)

Many culinarians have said it before - just a few good quality ingredients will make something delicious. These basil frico's are the perfect example. There are only two ingredients in these, well three if you add cracked black pepper and they really couldn't be easier to make.  Frico is Italian for "little trifles", and come  from the Friuli region.  They're made from simply fine grating parmesan, then spooning on to a non stick surface and baking until bubbly and golden. Different cheeses can be use including pecorino romano, asiago, or chedder.  Frico's are lovely as a garnish for soups and salads or perfect for a super quick hors d'œuvre. This version adds delicious aromatic basil that has been thinly sliced (chiffonade) and presents as a beautiful green ribbon through out the lacy cheese crisp. Try serving these at your next cocktail party and prepare to wow your gusts. 


  1. These look great! I love cooking cheese a little, it helps the flavors stand out. I bet these would be great in a onion soup!

  2. Oh these look awesome, so many possibilities of what you can eat this with.

  3. Yum! I love cheese done this way!! Looks amazing!

  4. Wow Jaime!!! Can't wait to bake up a batch and bring as a hostess gift for a New Year's Eve party...they look and must taste divine. Great post!


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