I'll be honest, these things were a pain in the butt (or "seat" as we call it in yoga)! BUT....they turned out pretty cool and delicious. If you happen to have a half day from work today for New Years Eve and want to make a warm cozy delicious dish for a New Years Eve night in, here's what you'll need -
What you'll need:
- Pasta sheets - i bought mine at a local pasta shop
- 8 - 16 oz Ricotta
- 1 bag Spinach - washed
- 1/2 white Onion chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic chopped
- Salt & Pepper
- 2 T. olive oil
- PATIENCE & a bottle of wine for while your cooking!
- Cut each pasta sheet into 4 - 6 equally sized squares (large squares)
- In a pan, saute the olive oil, garlic and onion until soft
- In a pot, flash green the spinach - Place spinach in a pot of boiling water for 30 sec - 1 min until bright green. Remove, drain and chop.
- In a bowl, mix the saute mixture with the chopped spinach. Add ricotta (somewhere between 8-16oz - whatever looks good to you). Add a splash of cream to loosen the cheese and salt & pepper for taste.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of ricotta mix into your pasta square, make a hdivot in the middle of the mix.
- Crack and egg and only keep the unbroken yellow yolk. Place this yolk in the hole of the ricotta.
- Add more ricotta over the egg without breaking the yolk
- Place another pasta square on top of the mixture and firmly squish the edges of the two sheets together - i used a fork.
- Repeat until you have used all your pasta sheets &/or ricotta
- In a pot of boiling water slowly and gently add your raviolis to the water. These raviolis are going to be pretty big so unless you have a huge pot, only cook 2 or so at a time so they don't stick together and break.
- Cook for only 5 min.
- Plate pasta, top with chopped parsley, salt & pepper and serve.
You may feel funny about serving naked pasta - being Italian...I sure did! But as soon as you cut into these monsterous raviolis the ooey gooey deliciousness of a sunny side up egg will come spilling out all over your plate mixed with the creamy filling will make the perfect sauce right on your dish!