Snackshot of the Day: Frasca's Frico Caldo
The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking. Today's Snackshot is a photo of the frico caldo at Boulder, Colo.'s restaurant Frasca Food and Wine.
Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson didn't invent the frico caldo, but given all the acclaim surrounding his version when Googling it, you'd think he had. Yukon Gold potatoes with onions and Piave (a cow's milk cheese made in the Piave River valley in the north of Italy) are crisped and laced with vinegary minced cilantro and dots of speck. The Denver Post noted Frasca's frico caldo as one of its 100 Favorite Dishes of 2011, and for good reason. To call this the best cheesy potato hash brown you can imagine might not completely convey the pleasurable eye-rolling you'll experience with each bite, but you get the idea.
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