Simple Ricotta Canederli

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Simple Ricotta Canederli
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I love ricotta canederli, I finish them in brown butter for a perfect comforting and delicate first course or a welcoming appetizer.
Servings Prep Time
4 makes 12 canederli 20
Cook Time Passive Time
10 20
Servings Prep Time
4 makes 12 canederli 20
Cook Time Passive Time
10 20
Simple Ricotta Canederli
Print Recipe
I love ricotta canederli, I finish them in brown butter for a perfect comforting and delicate first course or a welcoming appetizer.
Servings Prep Time
4 makes 12 canederli 20
Cook Time Passive Time
10 20
Servings Prep Time
4 makes 12 canederli 20
Cook Time Passive Time
10 20
Ingredients
Ricotta Canederli
  • 1 cup stale white bread cut in small pieces, crust removed
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 pound ricotta drained really well
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon unbleached flour
Finishing
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons geen onion finely chopped
Servings: makes 12 canederli
Units:
Instructions
  1. Combine the bread, the ricotta, and the butter in a food processor and pulse until combined. Add the eggs one at the time, the salt and pepper and mix until a sticky but solid dough, forms. Put in a blow and add the flour by hand, with a wooden spoon. Set aside in the refrigerator to rest for at least 20 minutes. Shape the canederli in small balls using your wet hands and a spoon.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the salt, then simmer. When ready gently lower the canederli in to the simmering water. Cook for about 10 minutes and drain well with a slotted spoon. Place in 4 serving bowls.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the brown butter. Melt the butter in a small pan with a thick bottom. Brown the butter until it reaches a medium caramel color and you can see small brown bits floating at the bottom. Careful not to burn. It can be made in advance.
  4. Serve the ricotta canederli drenched with the brown butter, a sprinkle of parmesan and finish with the chopped green onion.
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