Friulian Frico with Montasio PDO cheese

Friulian Frico with Montasio PDO cheese


4 servings

  • 400 g Montasio Mezzano cheese
  • 500 g Potatoes boiled and peeled
  • 1 onion – about 150 g


  • 30 g Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt – to taste
  • Pepper – to taste


Pour the oil into a non-stick frying pan, gently brown the onions, sliced thinly (if necessary, simmer them with the lid on and a few spoonful of hot water).

After about 10 minutes, add the boiled potatoes pureed using a masher and mix with a wooden ladle. At this stage also add the grated Montasio, blending the mix at a low flame to melt it evenly. Add salt and pepper as needed, then blend to even out the mixture and begin to give it a regular shape, as if it were an omelette.

Increase the flame and cook the frico to form a crust on the bottom. Cook it on both sides to a golden brown. Serve hot, and if the Montasio releases too much grease on the surface remove this before transferring the frico onto a serving dish.

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