Gruyere and Cheddar Frico with Arugula Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 dozen frico
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5 ounces sharp Cheddar, finely grated

5 ounces Gruyere cheese, finely grated

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

Arugula Salad, recipe below

Arugula Salad:

4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 small shallot, finely chopped

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Freshly ground black pepper

2 cups arugula


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together both cheeses and the flour. Heat a large nonstick skillet over a low to medium flame and sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture onto the pan to form a 4-inch circle. Sprinkle some thyme over the cheese and cook until the cheese is somewhat melted but not firm. Using a spatula, turn the cheese over and cook until firm and golden.
  2. Transfer the frico to a paper towel, then quickly drape over a large rolling pin until completely cooled, to form a shell shape. 
  3. To serve, remove from pin and top each frico with arugula salad.

Arugula Salad:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, shallots, mustard, and honey. Whisk in the olive oil and add salt and pepper, to taste. Lightly dress arugula leaves with the vinaigrette.