AN ARRAY OF RECIPES AND TIPS
"IN THE STYLE OF" GRAHAM
FRICO AND CAESAR SALAD
This is a great way to start off a dinner party...you will impress your guests with this one and it is so easy.
1 cup freshly grated (fine) Parmesan cheese
Ground Pepper or Cayenne Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line baking sheet with parchement paper and sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of grated cheese in circles about 4 inches apart. Season with ground pepper or cayenne.
Bake until cheese melts and turns golden, about 6-8 minutes. Once cheese is golden, remove from oven and use a thin metal spatula to lift cheese circles up, and place in muffin tin for it to mold into shape. Let cool. Cheese will be fragile. YIELDS 8
Romaine lettuce (approx 3 cups, torn)
Anchovy paste, to taste
Lemon juice (approx 1 Tbls)
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
fresh ground black pepper
extra-virgin olive oil (approx 2 Tbls)
Worcestershire sauce (optional)
In a mixing bowl combine anchovy paste, lemon juice and Parmesan. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Try the dressing, if you need more kick you could add couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce and/or a minced garlic glove. Toss with romaine until combined. (NOTE you may want to sample the frico...very salty...dont go overboard with the anchovy paste or the salt in the Ceasar dressing.
Arrange frico on platter and fill with salad. I usually add a little chopped cherry tomato and slice of hard-boiled egg. Serve immediately.
Other Ideas: You can fill Frico with pretty much anything...your favorite salad, pasta salad, use as a garnish for your main course or fill with creamed mushrooms.