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fried burrata over arrabbiata sauce

creamy and crunchy fried burrata tops an easy homemade arrabbiata sauce. this comes together quickly and easily, making it a fun weeknight treat or perfect for last minute gatehrings. this is best served with fresh bread and herbs straight from the pan.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 sides

Equipment

  • large skillet or saucepan
  • medium size pot with high sides for frying
  • air fyer

Ingredients
  

arrabiata sauce

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp Pomi concentrated tomato paste
  • 1 small onion, diced 
  • 4 garlic cloves, gently smashed
  • 24 oz. jar Pomi Rustica Tomatoes 
  • 1/2 c basil leaves, roughly torn, plus more for 

fried burrata

  • 8 oz. fresh burrata
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour 
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten 
  • 1 c bread crumbs of choice 
  • Oil for frying (see notes for air fryer method)

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add chili flakes and sauté for 1 minute. Add concentrated tomato paste and onions. Sautee until onions are translucent, about 5-6 minutes. Add garlic, sauté until very fragrant. Add tomatoes, breaking up any large pieces with a spoon. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer sauce for 25-35 minutes or until desired consistency. Stir in ¼ c basil. Top with fried burrata and more fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh sliced bread.
  • While sauce is cooking, prepare the fried burrata. Fill tall sauce pan with oil, at least 4 inches. Heat oil to 350 F. To prepare the burrata, dredge burrata in flour, egg, bread crumbs, egg and bread crumbs a second time. Freeze prepared burrata in freezer for 15 minutes or fridge for 30 minutes. Gently drop chilled burrata into hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer burrata from the oil to paper towels. Top arrabbiata sauce with burrata and more basil.

Notes

Air Fryer method:
While sauce is cooking, prepare the fried burrata. To prepare the burrata, dredge burrata in flour, egg, bread crumbs, egg and bread crumbs a second time. Freeze prepared burrata in freezer for 15 minutes or fridge for 30 minutes. Set air fryer to 350 F. Place chilled burrata on frying basket. Fry for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Top arrabbiata sauce with burrata and more basil.
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