Tested till perfect Frico Baskets with Baby Spinach and Pine Nuts

Frico Baskets with Baby Spinach and Pine Nuts

A glass of prosecco, the sparkling wine, is a great way to round out this appetizer. Crispy thin and lacy, fricos are wafers of cheese, which here are shaped into baskets. If spinach is not your thing, a mesclun spring mix will work just fine.

By David Rocco

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2006

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  • Portion size 2


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp 2tsppine nutpine nuts
  • 2 tsp 2tspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp 1tspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1 Pinch 1Pinchsalt
  • 1 Pinch 1Pinchpepper
  • 2 cups 2cupsfresh baby spinach
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Heat nonstick skillet (7-1/2 inches/19 cm across top, 5 inches/12 cm across bottom) over medium heat. For each basket, sprinkle half of the cheese over skillet; cook until colour deepens, 2 to 3 minutes. Loosen with spatula and immediately place over espresso or custard cup; let cool. (Make-ahead: Let stand for up to 4 hours.)

In small skillet, toast pine nuts over medium heat until golden, 2 minutes.

In bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; add spinach and toss to coat. Divide between frico baskets. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 188 pro 13g total fat 14g sat. fat 6g
carb 4g fibre 2g chol 20mg sodium 510mg

% RDI:

calcium 36 iron 15 vit A 42 vit C 27
folate 51
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