A frico is a cheese crisp that can be eaten plain or topped like a cracker. These are made with nutty, creamy and buttery Point Reyes Toma cheese from California's Marin County, but they're also delicious made with aged Gouda or Manchego cheese.

Lisa Weiss
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2017


Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins


Pea Puree


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare fricos: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.

  • Mound 12 heaping tablespoonfuls of cheese 1 to 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Spread each mound out slightly to an even 2-inch round. Sprinkle lightly with cayenne (if using). Bake until the cheese is melted, lightly browned and crisp on the edges, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack until completely crisp, about 10 minutes.

  • To prepare pea puree: Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add peas and cook until bright green and tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse well with cold water.

  • Transfer the peas to a blender or mini food processor; add oil, mint, lemon juice, salt and pepper and process until smooth.

  • To serve, top each frico with about 1 tablespoon pea puree. Garnish with microgreens, if desired.


To make ahead: Store fricos (Steps 1-2) airtight at room temperature for up to 1 day. Refrigerate pea puree (Steps 3-4) for up to 1 day.

Equipment: Silicone baking mat, mini food processor

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 7.6g 15% DV; carbohydrates 4.8g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.4g 6% DV; sugars 1.4g; fat 17.4g 27% DV; saturated fat 6.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 26.6mg 9% DV; vitamin a iu 528.9IU 11% DV; niacin equivalents 2mg 16% DV; vitamin b6mg 2% DV; vitamin c 10.9mg 18% DV; folate 18.2mcg 5% DV; calcium 188mg 19% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 9.6mg 3% DV; potassium 72.8mg 2% DV; sodium 234.6mg 9% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV; calories from fat 156.9kcal; percent of calories from carbs 9; percent of calories from fat 75; percent of calories from protein 14; percent of calories from sat fat 28.

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