Simple Burrata Appetizer Recipe

I hope your Thanksgivings all went deliciously well.  I am sure everyone’s pretty much still in a turkey stupor-coma-like state right about now. So much turkey and sides and pie. Mmmmm, pie. Perhaps I’ll have another slice for breakfast today.  I LOVE pie.

Anyway, now I bet you’re wishing this was a post about pie. Come to think of it, so do I. BUT you’re probably sick of cooking but DO need to eat soon so I have an easy and delectable recipe for you today.  Great for a game day snack or just for an anytime snack or meal – burrata and bread! It’s a great burrata appetizer recipe. The concept is so simple yet so delicious, I nearly wept the first time I had it.  Well, that might be slightly exaggerating, but it was love at first bite.

Burrata and Sliced French Bread

All you need for this quick and easy dish is a ball of burrata, a French bread boule, and some fresh cracked black pepper.  Easy as pie… (I had to).

Some of you might be wondering what burrata is.  Others of you who know probably have stopped reading and are off to the grocery store this very minute to get some.  Burrata is my favorite of the Italian cheeses.  It’s a fresh mozzarella ball stuffed with cream.   Yes, cream.  It’s rich, slightly salty and delicious.  The texture is smooth and buttery.  Hence the name – burrata is “butter” in Italian. I could eat this every. day.

Burrata comes in a small ball usually about two inches in diameter.  As you can see below, it comes in a lovely package and it basically feels like you’re opening a gift of burrata.  The anticipation builds until you just break that ball open and scoop out all the delicious gooey inside.  And since it’s mozzarella, it has a very smooth and mild flavor.  It’s really the perfect cheese.

Unwrapping Burrata

The only down side to burrata is that it can be difficult to acquire. Sorry to burst your bubble if you’re in a small town.  I found mine at Whole Foods, but you should also be able to get it at any cheese shop worth its salt.  You can most certainly order it from the web if you gotta have it.  Believe me, this creamy dreamy cheese is worth the effort to track down and the inevitable cost you pay for its tastiness (typically $10/lb).

Now since you’re going through all this trouble to get top quality burrata, make sure to get top notch bread, too.  Below you can see the French bread boule that I got at my local Whole Foods.  Honestly, this cheese would be good on any type of bread.  Just make sure it’s high quality!

French Boule and Burrata

Beware, though, once you have this delectable treat, you will dream about it thereon. You’ll want it.  Need it.  Have to have it.  I’ve gone great lengths for burrata before.  That’s probably a story best kept for another time… Over drinks. Cheers!

Burrata and French Bread Slices

Let’s move on to this easy-peasy recipe, shall we?

Yield: 4 servings

Simple Burrata Appetizer Recipe

This simple and totally delicious combination of burrata and French bread will knock your socks off!

Ingredients:

  • 1 burrata ball
  • 1 French bread boule
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

Method:

  1. Remove burrata from packaging and split in half.
  2. Use a knife or spoon to carefully scoop the burrata to the french boule. The "skin" is totally edible so don't be afraid to just slice off hunks if you get to that point.
  3. Finish off with a little fresh cracked black pepper and ENJOY!

Prep:5 min

Total:5 min

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4 Responses to “Simple Burrata Appetizer Recipe”

  1. Lori Lange — November 24, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Happy to see that someone else is in love with Burrata. Love the stuff!!!

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    Addie K Martin Reply:

    Oh yes indeed :)

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  2. Lora @cakeduchess — November 24, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    Hope you had a delicious Thanksgiving. I’m spoiled by my hubs having burrata at work and love when I get to sample some. This looks fantastic!

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    Addie K Martin Reply:

    I did have a very delicious Thanksgiving! Hope you did too! :) Glad you like the dish.

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