Taking advantage of the Montasio cheese my mom sent me for Christmas, I made a delicious Frico with potatoes.
Frico is a traditional dish from the Friuli Region (North- East of Italy), a very simple dish made with shredded Montasio cheese (awarded protected designation of origin status in 1986), potatoes and onion.
Slice and serve it with polenta and a full-bodied red wine from Friuli Venezia Giulia.
14 oz yukon gold potatoes
14 oz Montasio cheese, shredded
1/2 little onion, chopped
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 pinch of sea salt
Peel the potatoes and cut into thin slices. In a medium skillet, warm the olive oil and onion then add the potatoes and a pinch of salt. Saute’ until cooked, adding a little bit of water occasionally.
Add the shredded Montasio cheese and stir constantly. When the ingredients are well blended, allow to make a nice golden crust on the bottom then flip it on the other side.
Serve hot with polenta.
Photo by Maurizio “Otto” De Togni