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Three Cheese Ravioli (mostly handmade)

22 Mar

I’ve been wanting to try to make ravioli with wonton wrappers since I learned it was easy to do. The bacon cheddar substitution was indeed a great idea; the flavor was wonderful. They turned out OK, but I think they might have been more trouble than they were worth – they stuck together immediately, and some ruptured, though I think those might have been the first ones I made when I wasn’t careful enough about pressing all the air out. Again I forgot to take a photo right away, the photo below is of the leftovers with some store-bought sauce and chives on them instead of the original tomato concoction.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese [I used queso fresco, which worked fine, maybe a little less melty than ricotta would have been]
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese [I used the Cabot Creamery Bacon Chedder instead]
  • 2 tbsps grated parmesan cheese [I used Asiago]
  • 48 wonton wrappers
  • 2 egg white
  • 2 cloves garlic cloves
  • 1 cup basil leaves (torn) [I used a little bit of dried basil instead]
  • 2 pts cherry tomato
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. 1 bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Mix the three cheeses together.
  2. Working on a clean, floured surface, lay down a single wonton wrapper and place a spoonful of the cheese mixture in the center.
  3. Paint the edges of the wonton wrapper with egg whites, then top with another wonton wrapper. Press firmly around the edges to secure the filling. Repeat to create 24 ravioli.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Cook the tomatoes and garlic for 5 to 7 minutes until the tomatoes are lightly colored and about to burst. Use a fork to lightly crush a few tomatoes. Add the basil and remove from heat.
  6. Salt the boiling water and turn to a gentle boil. Carefully drop the ravioli in and cook for three minutes, then drain. Divide among four plates and top each with tomatoes.

–Recipe courtesy food.com.

Ravioli with some store bought tomato sauce:

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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