Leslie Speed Dutton


Special equipment: A silicone baking mat (such as a Silpat)

These are tastes little tidbits that go great with any Italian meal or salad. Make several batches to go with other party offerings or just to munch on like my family likes to do.

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Makes 16
10 Min
5 Min


16 Tbsp
16 tablespoons finely grated parmesan or grana padano cheese

How to Make Frico


  • 1Prepreparation
    Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with silicone mat.
  • 2Working in 2 batches, scoop 8 mounds of finely grated Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese (1 tablespoon per mound) onto mat, spreading each mound about 3" wide and spacing at least 1" apart.
  • 3Bake cheese until light brown and melted, 5–6 minutes (check occasionally while baking so it won't turn too brown). Remove sheet from oven and let frico cool completely. (To shape frico, leave baking sheet in oven with door open; use a small offset spatula to remove frico one at a time, working quickly to shape.
  • 4To form tuile-like shapes, gently roll warm frico around the handle of a wooden spoon. To form cups, press onto the bottom and up the sides of a mini muffin pan. Keep frico warm until ready to mold; it hardens quickly as it cools.)

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About Frico

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy