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Through-out this blogging experience I continually find myself fascinated with the photography component. Every blog becomes a challenge for me as I find new ways to express my story and recipes through each camera click. While the photography may be a challenge, the recipes tend to flow naturally through my daily eats. By a recent visit to Union Pizza Works located in the Bushwick, inspiration for this recipe came easily. It was quite the experience and although the pizza was good, the one that had me tripping was the Prosciutto and Burrata platter. I could have eaten three plates of the stuff, literally!

You know a dish is good when you want to recreate and elevate the dish to a whole other level. And as I journeyed home that is exactly what I was thinking. As I gathered my ingredients, two things popped into my head: 1) To turn this dish into a salad perhaps and 2) add a crunchy texture to pair with the creaminess of the Burrata cheese. As I combined and mixed, the pieces of the unknown puzzle were coming together. For the rescue I added arugula to add a peppery kick to the sliced ham and add tater tot waffle to bring the whole dish together. The result is pretty darn good if you ask me, but I’m not the judge here, YOU are. Try it and let me know what you think.

Arugula with Prosciutto and Burrata on a bed of Crispy Waffle Tater Tots Ingredients

Tater Tots – 1 cup (8oz)
Burrata cheese – 1
Arugula – a handful
Prosciutto – 2-4 slices
Oil – enough to cover the waffle iron (don’t go crazy on the oil, a little will go a long way).

Arugula with Prosciutto and Burrata on a bed of Crispy Waffle Tater Tots Directions 

  1. Heat up waffle iron and place enough oil to cover the iron.
  2. Once heated add the tater tots and cook until brown and crispy
  3. Once tater tots are done, plate and add arugula to one side and the prosciutto to the other.
  4. The last step is to add the burrata cheese in the middle. (Totally optional: add some black pepper, salt and olive oil to the cheese.)