Chef Chuck's Frico with Vegetables

Frico con le Verdure

A crispy parmigiano cheese frico with fresh sauteed vegetables is a superb appetizer to serve for the holidays.  Easy to assemble in a small frying pan. Melt grated parmigiano cheese till crisp, add sauteed vegetables and wrap the crisp while it is still warm.  Serve with cheese or dip.  I used the finest Parmigiano Reggiano in the world, made by my friends in Parma Italy, the Pelagatti family.  Thank you for the hospitality during our visit.

Frico with Vegetables

parmigiano cheese, grated
1 zucchini, cut in thin strips
1 carrot,cut in thin strips
1 potato,cut in thin strips
chives, sliced thin 
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

In a frying pan heat a drizzle of olive oil and sauteed the vegetables with a touch of salt and pepper.  In a separate small frying pan on medium heat add grated cheese.  When crisp forms and sets it's done.  Remove and fill with vegetables and roll while crisp is still warm.


  1. Hi Chef Chuck - This looks outstanding, one question where can I buy the Pelagatti Parmigiano Reggiano?


  2. This looks amazing!! Must try these for sure!

  3. Hi Ash! You will love this one...
    Thank you.

  4. This fabulous cheese will be hitting our store shelf's soon!! My blog will also be another place to find this cheese...
    Thank you, Don!