April 20, 2012 by Kate
I love the weekends because I have more time to cook, I mean really cook. I make dinner every night during the week, but its either something quick or something easy. This past weekend I made homemade spinach and ricotta ravioli. This recipe does not require many ingredients and it is sure to impress your next dinner guest.
You will need 1 package of frozen spinach, 1 medium container of part-skim ricotta cheese, 1 package of wonton paper, egg whites, garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Wonton paper can be found in refrigerated section where other Asian food elements are sold. If you can’t find them, don’t be afraid to ask, most groceries stores will have them.
First, combine the spinach, ricotta cheese and chopped garlic in a food processor. Season generously with salt and pepper. Process the mixture on high for about 5-7 minutes, this will allow the filling to be nice and creamy. Give it a little taste and add anything you thing it needs, maybe a little more spinach or a touch more salt. Next, after the spinach-ricotta mixture is completely together you are ready to start filling. Place the wonton papers out on a flat surface and pour about a half cup of egg whites into a bowl.Start by painting the outside edges of each paper square with egg whites. This will allow the top paper to stick to the bottom, enclosing the filling. Then place about a spoonful of the spinach-ricotta mixture on to the center of the wonton paper. Make sure not too much, you need the edges of the top paper to meet. Then place a wonton paper on top, pressing together the outside edges. Let them stand for a few minutes and you’re done. When you’re ready add the ravioli to a pot of boiling water for about 4 minutes and serve with your favorite sauce.
Category Food | Tags: Ravioli,Ricotta,Spinach
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