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Crispy Prosciutto di Parma Fricos

Recipe Level: Intermediate

Take your snack game to the next level with a bowl of Prosciutto di Parma Fricos (trust us). These cheese crisps are a satisfyingly crispy prosciutto appetizer that come together quickly in the oven, taking little effort but providing a big payoff. Perfect for your next guys’ or girls’ night-in, this crispy prosciutto appetizer blows potato chips out of the water with its layers of flavor. Whip these up in 20 minutes or less, pair with a cold glass of Belgian Witbier or a Hefeweizen, and enjoy an evening with friends. Recipe originally featured in Fine Cooking magazine.

  • 6 ounces Grana Padano cheese, finely grated
  • 2 ounces finely chopped Prosciutto di Parma
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped skinless hazelnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely crumbled dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

Position a rack in the oven in the center of the oven and preheat to 350° F.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment.

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Place 2 tablespoons of the mixture on a baking sheet to form a 2-inch round. Spread the mixture evenly with a fork. Repeat with the remaining mixture, leaving 3-inches between each round.

Bake each sheet, one at a time until they are a deep golden color, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle each frico with a little parsley, and cool for 5 minutes. Using a small offset spatula or thin knife, gently lift the fricos and transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Type: Cocktail

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