Burrata Cheese
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 3 mins
Total time: 13 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 qrt. Water
  • ¼ cup + ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ lb. Fresh mozzarella in balls
  • ¾-1 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 small baguette 8-9” long
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • ¼ tsp. granulated garlic
  • 6 oz. grape tomatoes halved
  • ¾ tsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. minced basil
  • ¾ tsp. Balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp. Minced red onion
  • ⅛ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp. Black pepper
  • ¾ oz. Wild arugula
  • 1 ½ tsp. Lemon balsamic vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Heat the water and ¼ cup salt to 190°.
  2. Add the room temperature balls of mozzarella and cook for 3 minutes. Place into a colander then immediately start to pull the mozzarella into ⅛” wide x 1” long pieces placing them into a clean mixing bowl.
  3. Add ¾ cup heavy cream and ¼ tsp. salt and blend well. The mixture should look like wet cottage cheese.
  4. Allow to set over night to firm up.More cream can be added the next day if it is too firm.
  5. Slice the baguette into 12 ea. 4” long x ⅜” wide slices then place on a sheet pan.
  6. Combine room temperature butter and granulated garlic then spread evenly on the crostinis.
  7. Bake in a 375° oven for 7-8 minutes and slightly golden brown, reserve.
  8. Combine halved tomatoes, olive oil, minced basil, minced garlic, minced onion, salt and black pepper, vinegar and in a mixing bowl and toss well. Place on a metal plate then broil on high in the oven for 1-2 minutes to blister the tomatoes.
  9. Toss several times during cooking.
  10. Reserve warm.
  11. Toss well the arugula and lemon balsamic vinaigrette in the mixing bowl. On a large serving platter arrange the arugula, tomatoes and crostini in separate areas.
  12. Place the burrata into a glass crock or large ramekin and set on the plate with a small knife.
  13. Arrange the crostini around the plate.
Notes
Recipe Courtesy of Fleming's Steakhouse
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2012/08/burrata-cheese-appetizer.html