Cheese lace or frico is simply baked shredded cheese. Almost four years ago today, I shared how I make cheese lace bowls. These delicious edible bowls are an ideal presentation for salad. Frico can be shaped into simple rounds for a low calorie, no carb crunchy snack or the frico can be crumbled to sprinkle on top of salads and vegetables. They can also be used as a garnish. Frico are very easy to make!
Any shredded cheese can be used to make frico. Don't worry about mixing the kinds of cheese either. It is a great way to use up those little bits of left-over cheese. You can add extra flavour by sprinkling the shredded cheese with seasoning salt or dried herbs of choice. If you want a little extra crunch, sprinkle a little chia seed on top. If you want to form the frico into bowls, double the amount of shredded cheese and spread to about 5 - inch diameter. Form the bowl as soon as the frico is taken from the oven while still warm.
Once the frico has been cooled and drained, carefully place them in an airtight storage container. The frico will be brittle to be careful not to break if you want them for snacks or garnish. You can crush and store that way as well.
Frico are crunchy, tasty snacks that will satisfy your cravings for a salty, crunch snack. They are surprisingly filling too. They are the perfect snack for those eating low carb and unlike many snacks have a bit of protein. Frico are a healthy snack that is sure to please!