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define: frico

an italian food, which consists of shredded cheese, potatoes, flour & eggs; baked or fried until crisp. common cheeses include parmesan, mozzarella, or montasio.

If you are a MasterChef fan, then you should already know what this post is inspired by…

This week, the last 3 contestants were fighting for a place in the Top 2. Luca Manfe (who also happens to be our favorite) took inspiration from his Italian roots and created a beautiful entree that eventually earned him his spot in the finale: pancetta wrapped veal accompanied by frico.

This is the first I’ve ever heard of frico, and oh my god it looked amazing. Cheese + potatoes? Yes please! I couldn’t help but notice a resemblance to the hash browns that we served at the restaurant I used to work at in New York. I’m not even going to lie – I ate a slice every time I worked the morning shift; which, you should know, was everyday for 6 months! But back to the frico… the recipe I found seems simple enough, and I’m really hoping it’s as easy to make as it is described!