I’m always on the lookout for new and easy recipes, and when I saw this recipe on the Mr. Food segment of our local news network I just knew that I had to try it.
I don’t ever remember my grandmother or mother making these. After watching this I immediately began looking through all of their hand written recipes, but could not find it, so I decided to add this one to my Italian recipes.
Since I was making this for just two people I cut their recipe in half and slightly changed the spices. The original recipe will yield about 60 dumplings this is great if you have a large family or are expecting guests.
Here is what I used:
1 cup or 8oz. whole milk ricotta cheese
1 egg lightly beaten
1 egg yolk lightly beaten
¾ cup Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 stick butter
2 tablespoons parsley (Freshly chopped)
2 cloves garlic, minced
I changed the ingredients slightly but followed their instructions, and here is how:
In a large mixing bowl, I combined the ricotta cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and flour. Mix until it forms a ball, the mixture will be soft and a little sticky.
Then using a teaspoon I dropped them onto a cookie sheet dusted with flour, trying to do my best to make them oval shaped. When I was finished I dusted the dumplings with more flour.
|The best I could do at making oval shaped|
Now drop these in a large pot of salted boiling water 15 at a time, when they come to the top boil for about 4 more minutes, then remove them with a slotted spoon into a bowl or strainer, I think a strainer is best.
In large skillet, melt the butter, add the garlic and parsley. Add the dumplings, salt and pepper to taste, and cook over medium heat turning them as they cook, until golden brown.
I added some extra Parmesan cheese on top and served, you can even add your favorite marinara sauce if you like. If you’re having some guests over for dinner you might want to impress them with this Italian delight. Serve with a nice wine and salad for a complete meal.
This is how I made these tasty little dumplings. Here is the link to the Mr. Food recipe.
As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!
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