Exquisite Runny Melted Frico

Frico Fondente

Preparation info
  • Serves

    up to 4

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

Frico, as made in most of Friuli, is a crunchy golden yellow cheese crisp, which can be referred to as frico croccante. One can also fill a crunchy frico with ingredients such as potatoes or onions. There is, however, another kind of frico, but one seldom encounters it anymore. I first tasted it at the Trattoria ai Cacciatori (The Hunters’ Trattoria) in the tiny town of Cerneglons in the province of Udine. This is the town’s principal social institu