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Baby Greens in Frico Cups

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
16 servings

What do you get when Camembert and Gorgonzola get together? Cambozola! If you can’t find Cambozola, substitute Camembert and/or a blue cheese.

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Ingredients

Baby Greens in Frico Cups

2
cup shredded white extra old cheddar cheese
1
Tbsp flour
4
cup cherry tomato
¼
cup shredded fresh basil
2
Tbsp coarsely chopped fresh chives
8
cup mixed baby greens

Dressing

cup grape seed oil
bottle extra virgin olive oil
2
Tbsp balsamic vinegar
¾
tsp salt
½
tsp pepper
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Directions

Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

Step 2

2.In bowl, mix cheese with flour. Using 1/4 cup (50 mL) for each frico cup and baking only 2 at a time, mound cheese mixture about 6 inches (15 cm) apart on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet; pat to flatten slightly.

Step 3

3. Bake in centre of oven for 11 to 12 minutes or just until lightly golden around edge, watching carefully to prevent browning. Let stand on pan on rack for 1 minute. With metal spatula, immediately transfer each round to inverted 2 1/4 to 2 1/2- inch (5.5 to 6 cm) drinking glass and gently shape round to glass; let cool. (Make ahead: Store in paper towel lined container at room temperature for up to 2 days)

Step 4

4. Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together grape-seed oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; set aside.

Step 5

5. Cut tomatoes in half and place in bowl. Add basil, chives and 3 tablespoons (50 mL) of the dressing; toss to combine. In separate bowl, toss mixed greens with remaining dressing. Arrange 3/4 cup (175 mL) greens in each frico cup; top or surround each with 1/2 cup (125 mL) tomato mixture.

Step 6

Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

Step 7

In bowl, mix cheese with flour. Using 1/4 cup (50 mL) for each frico cup and baking only 2 at a time, mound cheese mixture about 6 inches (15 cm) apart on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet; pat to flatten slightly.

Step 8

Bake in centre of oven for 11 to 12 minutes or just until lightly golden around edge, watching carefully to prevent browning. Let stand on pan on rack for 1 minute. With metal spatula, immediately transfer each round to inverted 2 1/4 to 2 1/2- inch
(5.5 to 6 cm) drinking glass and gently shape round to glass; let cool.
(Make ahead: Store in paper towel lined container at room temperature for up to 2 days)

Step 9

Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together grape-seed oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; set aside.

Step 10

Cut tomatoes in half and place in bowl. Add basil, chives and 3 tablespoons (50 mL) of the dressing; toss to combine. In separate bowl, toss mixed greens with remaining dressing. Arrange 3/4 cup (175 mL) greens in each frico cup; top or surround each with 1/2 cup (125 mL) tomato mixture.

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