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Black Pepper and Parmesan Frico

Parmesan crisps (aka frico) have never been so easy to make! These crispy pieces of cheese are great topped on a soup or salad.
Course Appetizer, Appetizer/ Snack, topping
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Parmesan cheese, crouton
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Calories 163kcal
Author Jersey Girl Cooks (Lisa)


  • 8 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • fresh black pepper to taste


  • Heat a small non-stick skillet on medium heat.
  • Sprinkle a thin layer of grated cheese in a circular pattern (a 2 inch circle or larger if desired) over the bottom of the pan. Cook over medium heat until the cheese has melted and formed a light crust, about 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully lift and turn the layer of cheese with a spatula. Cook until lightly golden on the 2nd side, about 30 seconds.
  • Remove the Frico from the pan and set it on a plate with a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle black pepper on the Frico.
  • You can make little cups by draping the Frico over a shot glass if desired.
  • Cool slightly before serving.
  • Continue with the remaining cheese.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Calcium: 419mg | Iron: 1mg