If you haven’t yet tried Ricotta Toast, you’re in for a treat! A richer and more versatile cousin of avocado toast, ricotta toast is endlessly versatile, able to skew sweet, savory and everything in between.
The key is to start with a fresh rustic bread, and the best ricotta you can find - we used fellow Good Food Award winner Bellweather Farms. After lightly toasting our sourdough, we layered it up with plenty of whipped ricotta, pan fried XXL Bacon Steaks, spoon fulls of chili crisp and colorful sprinkles of preserved lemon and thinly sliced scallions. The result is a creamy crispy crunchy smoky spicy citrusy savory flavor profile that’ll have your taste buds firing on all cylinders. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or an anytime snack, this recipe makes for a beautiful presentation, and a deeply satisfying meal.
Ricotta Toast w/ XXL Bacon Steaks, Chili Crisp & Preserved Lemon
20oz Smoky Paprika XXL Bacon Steaks (1 Steak per serving)
Rustic sourdough loaf
Olive oil to brush
Chili Crisp (1-2 tbsp per serving)
Preserved lemon, peel only, thinly sliced into ribbons (3-4 ribbons per serving)
1-2 scallions, thinly sliced diagonally
12 oz Bellweather Farms Basket Ricotta
Pinch of kosher slat
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
For the Ricotta
Make the toast
Slice bread about 1/2” thick.
Brush both sides with olive oil.
In a skillet, fry bread over medium-high heat until golden brown, both sides.
Make the Lemon Ricotta
Add ricotta, salt, lemon juice, olive oil and honey to a medium bowl and mix with a fork until just combined.
Cook the XXL Bacon Steaks
Fry XXL Bacon Steaks (1 per serving).
Lay Bacon Steaks in a cold skillet. Do not overcrowd, work in batches if needed.
Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.
Put skillet on medium-high heat and simmer water until it evaporates and bacon fat begins to render out.
One water is gone, turn heat down to medium and fry the first side to your desired doneness.
Flip and fry second side until done
Remove from heat and set bacon aside to cool.
Putting it all together
Generously smear toast with ricotta, lay on an XXL Bacon Steak and spoon chili crisp over it.
Lay 3-4 preserved lemon ribbons across the top and finish with a sprinkle of sliced scallion.
Serve and enjoy!