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Melted Leek and Ricotta Toasts April 22, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — blisteringlydrunk @ 4:22 pm

20150411_163720I’ve been meaning to make these for ages; I finally did and I wish I hadn’t waited so long. They’re easy, fast and dream-worthy. I will never buy ricotta again!

Serves 4 for dinner or several as an appetizer,  recipe from Notwithoutsalt


Combine 3 cups whole milk and 1 cup heavy cream in a large saucepan. Bring just to the point of boiling and remove from heat. Add 2 T white wine vinegar, give it a gentle stir and let sit 1 minute. You have cheese curd! Pour it into a strainer lined with cheesecloth (a double layer) or a thin tea towel;  let sit 25 minutes and stir in sea salt to taste.


Halve, clean and thinly slice 2 medium leeks. Saute over medium heat with 3 or 4 T butter until soft and starting to caramelize.


Slice up a baguette (for appies) or a loaf of sour dough (for dinner). Top bread with ricotta, then leeks. Sprinkle lightly with crushed red pepper flakes and extra sea salt if desired. Eat up!