This recipe for frico caldo is courtesy of Lachlan Patterson.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place potato in a small saucepan with enough water to cover; season with salt. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, 45 to 60 minutes. Drain and peel.

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  • Immediately transfer potato to a medium bowl and crush into 1/4-inch pieces using a fork.

  • Heat butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent. Add to bowl with potato, along with cheese; season with a pinch of salt and nutmeg. Stir until just combined.

  • Heat a 5- to 6-inch square cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add enough grapeseed oil to coat bottom of skillet; remove any excess oil and discard. Add potato mixture and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Using a spatula, turn frico and continue cooking 5 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together shallots, cilantro, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil; season with salt. Cut frico into 4 wedges and place each on a serving plate, along with salad greens topped with radishes, and sliced speck. Drizzle vegetables with cilantro vinaigrette; serve immediately.

Reviews (1)

Rating: Unrated
08/05/2008
I would like to do this dish but do I really need a cast iron pan? I do not have a large or the small square one shown.