Hello, Dear Reader!
It is Friday! Hooray!
The end of the workweek! This needs to be celebrated. This means I will make something good for dinner. I found this recipe on the net. You can mix and mach a lot of ingredients to make this dish, but I ended up with this combo. Last time I made homemade pasta, and I will need “tipo 00” and maybe a pasta machine to make thinner dough plates in the future. But homemade food tastes very good, even if it is not looking perfect!
Here we go:
1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, finely cut, 200 grams of minced meat (karbonadedeig), 2.5 deciliter of Ricotta cheese, 0.6 deciliter Parmesan, finely grated, 1 egg yolk, 0.6 deciliter basil leaves, finely cut, (I had some fresh rosemary instead), salt and pepper for you taste.
You start with olive oil in a pan and add the garlic. Let the garlic get some minutes to sputter in the oil, then add the meat. Brown the meat and take it off the heat. If you use meat with a lot of fat in it, take this away before you let the meat cool. Transfer the meat to a bowl, and add the ricotta, herbs, Parmesan, salt and pepper, and last the egg yolk. Stir all together and put it aside in the fridge.
You then make a pasta dough, the receipt I used on the 9. July blog, and let it rest half an hour or so. Take your rolling pin and try to make the dough as thin as possible. Take something that cuts out circles and put a teaspoon of the meat mix on one circle and add a another one on the top to cover the meat. Use your fingers to make the circles stick together, like the picture below. Boil lots of water, add salt and boil it for 4-5 minutes, or till they are ready. Since it is eggs in the meat mix, be sure that it is cooked.
And voila, your lunch or dinner is ready.
I serve it with my homemade tomato sauce, and it has become an instant favorite in my home.
With this, I wish you a good lunch, Dear Reader, and have a very nice weekend. Try to enjoy the summer even if the world seem to have more than exploded.