Air Fryer Burrata Fail
So I had an epic Air fryer Burrata Fail the other day, while trying to air fry the gooey cheese in wet batter. Now I love Burrata and literary would put it on top of every single dish I endeavor, hence I thought why not try to air fry it?
While I have heard a lot of recommendations against using wet batter in the air fryer, I decided to test for myself and see what comes out of it. Needless to say, it was an epic fail.
The Reasons I failed
To start with, I think the batter I used was just too wet. I had recently purchased some “No need for an egg” batter from a Japanese store and thought to give it a try. While the mixture and consistency seemed correct, it was too wet for what I trying to achieve. Second of all, I should maybe have frozen the battered burrata before placing it in the air fryer. Instead, I froze it beforehand, then battered it and stuck it right inside the heat! Rookie mistake, indeed. Last but not least, I did not preheat the air fryer. I know, in most cases, I would never do this as it contradicts the reason for using an air fryer, which is its speed cooking. However, in this case, the already heated appliance might have helped the air frying process.
So what lesson have I learned? Well, I may be attempting this again in the near future, however using panko breadcrumbs instead. I believe they would work better, coating the burrata and sticking to create a crunchy surface.
If you are a fan of grilled (air fried) cheeses, you would need some skills to make it happen. Do check out my Air Fried Baked Camembert, for instance, which came out perfectly from Attempt No1!
All in all, failing in cooking is fairly normal. I love sharing my Air Fryer Burrata Fail with you since it may be beneficial for some contemplating trying it. The trick is – keep on trying!