PASSED: Cook Frico and Polenta With MasterChef
What you'll learn
Frico is comfort food. It's a dish made with cheese, onions and potatoes. We will serve it with a Parmigiano polenta. I don't love frico only because I grew up eating it, but also because I made it in the semi-final of Masterchef and it helped me to get a place in the Finale.
This class is perfect for
Luca is an Italian Chef, cookbook author, and winner of Masterchef USA. Luca grew up around tables of delicious food prepared by family. When he moved to America 20 years ago, he found himself without the comfort of his grandmothers’ and mother’s cooking. It was then that he decided it was time to learn the craft of a well-prepared dish. Luca traveled around the world, working in Florida, Australia and finally landing in Manhattan. He made his way up in the restaurant business starting from a busboy, advancing as a waiter, then on to a manager and a General Manager. He worked in restaurants, but never in the kitchen, though he did pop in to ask the chef’s advice from time to time. He would try to recreate dishes from some of the best restaurants in New York City for his friends. Sometimes he succeeded. In 2013 he won Masterchef Season 4, Gordon Ramsey’s hit show on Fox. Since then he published a cookbook and launched a private Chef service called Dinner with Luca.
What to bring
Nonstick pan (8" or 10") - Very important!
A lid or a plate larger than the frico pan
Medium sauce pot
Wooden spoons or spatula
Large holes grater
1 tablespoons butter
2 white onions, very thinly sliced
Salt and ground black pepper
1 pound russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled just before grating
8 ounces Manchego cheese, cut into small cubes
8 ounces Gruyere cheese, cut into small cubes
2 cups water
2 cups milk
1 cup Instant polenta
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup Parmigiano
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