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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ricotta Week!

Gnocchi alla ricotta e pomodoro

I have acquired 4 kg of ricotta and it must be used!
Here is a recipe you simply must try.
It is simple and tasty and I would happily serve this for entree to my guests or as a homely winter meal.

Tomato Ricotta Gnocchi
2 eggs 
375g fresh ricotta
1 cup of tomato paste
2 cups of plain flour
butter and olive oil
oregano or basil
garlic
Parmesan

In a bowl combine the eggs, ricotta and tomato paste.
On your work surface heap the flour and make a little well.
Add to this the ricotta mixture and work together like you are making a dough but don't over work it.
Sprinkle the work surface with a little flour and divide your mixture by four and roll them into a sausage about 2cm thick.
Slice the sausage shape on the diagonal about 1cm thick and drop into a pot of boiling water in small batches.
Cook until they rise to the top and are tender.
Remove them to drain on a plate with a clean tea towel (cause we don't use paper towel do we *wink*)
In a frying pan, heat the butter/oil and saute the garlic and add the gnocchi. I crumbles in some of our dried oregano from summer, fresh basil would be nice.
The idea is to toss to coat like a dressing but I like to fry them a bit to get a crisp texture on the outside to contrast with the soft doughiness on the inside.
Serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan.






5 comments:

  1. I am going to have to try that! I have ricotta sitting in my fridge right now!
    Debra
    Housewife Eclectic
    http://www.housewifeeclectic.com

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  2. Now that looks like the perfect use of ricotta Tanya. Yum.

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  3. Mmmm sounds lovely Tanya! definitely one recipe I'll try, many thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love gnocchi, shall put it on the 'Things To Try' list.

    As soon as the girls lay a couple of eggs..............

    Claire :}

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  5. this is going in the new collection of recipes book! thinking i'll try it as an appetizer with a marinara or pesto "dip."

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