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silly burrata question

yum Aug 30, 2007 09:46 AM

just curious... the skin around the fresh burrata. Do you throw that away or can you eat? and how would you serve it?

  1. j
    jscarbor Aug 30, 2007 09:49 AM

    Curious? When you say skin are you talking the leaf it is wrapped in?

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    1. re: jscarbor
      djk Aug 30, 2007 09:53 AM

      i think by skin you mean the thick part of the cheese......and yes you can eat it. i won't let a drop of burrata go to waste. you can offer it up on breads, little toasts with a tomato etc but one very nice way is to get those thin soft sheets called carta di musica - almost like an unleavened bread, you heat them up, they come out warm and crisp and serve the burrata on that. all melts in your mouth.

    2. c
      chez cherie Aug 30, 2007 11:38 AM

      unless i am misunderstanding you, the skin is mozzarella, and the interior is a cultured cream/soft cheese. eat it ALL...mmmm...burrata.

      1. monavano Aug 30, 2007 12:01 PM

        Burrata should not have a skin. Sometimes is comes wrapped in leaves. It's just ball of mozzarella with cream and more mozz bits inside.

        1. sgwood415 Aug 30, 2007 12:43 PM

          It develops that "mozzarella" skin when it sits around too long. When burrata is fresh there is no skin like that. It should be a consistent, creamy texture.

          1. i
            itryalot Aug 30, 2007 02:25 PM

            Melt it or eat it fresh!

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