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dinner irl: fried eggs with parmesan frico

Can we talk about frico for a minute?

Frico is an Italian cheese crisp, simply made from any shredded hard cheese (typically Parmesan or Asiago). It’s an easy, 1-ingredient appetizer, and heaven sent for those who love the crunchy edges and bits on their pizza, quesadilla or any other melted cheese dish (you know who you are).

Frico also forms the base of this simple – yet indulgent – dinner for one:

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On nights when Mike is not home my go-to dinner is a fried egg – with lots of grated cheese and ground pepper. So when I came across this recipe – and realized I had some leftover baby arugula – I was thrilled to give my humble dinner an upgrade.

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I mean……

This was so delicious, and so simple-yet-ingenious that I’ve had it at least once a week since.

What’s your favorite “dinner-for-one”? Hit me up!

Fried Eggs with Parmesan Frico
lightly adapted from Martha Stewart

1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
2 large eggs
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 – 2 cups baby arugula (or any bitter greens you have on-hand)
1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spread half the cheese in an even layer and cook for a minute. Crack one egg on top and cook for two minutes. Cover and cook for one more minute, till the white is set but the yolk is still runny. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining cheese and egg. Season with salt and pepper and top with arugula. Squeeze the lemon over the top, drizzle with the oil and season again to taste. Serve immediately.

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  1. Leslie on December 28, 2017 at 7:37 am

    One & done! Yumm. My kinda cooking.

    • sherisilver on December 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      I’ll make it for us anytime! xo

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