This pasta dish looks innocent enough - so just why is it causing such a stir?
The fettuccine dish is described as a ‘fan favourite’ by leading US celebrity chef Missy Robbins - who’s been awarded a Michelin star at two restaurants and appeared on Top Chef Masters - and appears to be an adult version of a kids’ classic, using pasta, butter and cheese.
The acclaimed chef says it's the star of the menu at her incredibly popular New York restaurant Misi, so it’s no surprise that many were excited to hear the secret recipe - and to know it only had three ingredients.
But it’s the, er, obscure nature of one ingredient in particular that’s got some people on comments boards riled up, and it’s causing quite the stir.
Showcasing the recipe on Today Show in the US, Missy explains that the the key ingredients are fettuccine, parmesan and - wait for it - buffalo butter.
And while buffalo mozzarella is available in many good delis and some supermarkets, buffalo butter is a little harder to come by - leading some to cry foul.
Said one critic: ‘The whole point of three ingredients is that it’s easy - you can go to the store and buy everything you need in one hit. Or better still, it’s in your fridge or pantry at home. This is insane.’
Commented another: ‘Oh great, let me just pop down to 7-Eleven and pick up some buffalo butter.’ And one more said, ‘Where the hell am I supposed to buy buffalo butter?! Aren’t 3-ingredient recipes supposed to be easy?’
However many fans hit back to comment that buffalo ingredients are available in more boutique stores - and it’s worth the effort. ‘That’s what makes it an amazing dish - it’s worth finding!’ said one Missy Higgins supporter. Added another: ‘It’s called fine dining - you should try it sometime!’
Ouch! To get Missy’s recipe head here!