Recipe by Ingrid Nicolich-Obregon
I found this recipe in Rachael Ray's magazine and made it my own. As a kid, crepes (palachinche) in my house was a dessert filled with jelly, rolled like a cigar and eaten before my mother can put them on the table. So I thought it was cool that they were incorporated into this dish. I have to say, I willl never use store bought manicotti for this dish!
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 3⁄4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 3⁄4 cup romano cheese, grated
- 1⁄3 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- nonstick cooking spray
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups tomato sauce (homemade or jarred)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup romano, parsley and milk.
- In another bowl, whisk eggs with 1 cup of water. Whisk in flour.
- Heat a greased 8" non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Ladle (small one) batter into skillet, swirling to cover surface of pan.
- Cook for 1 minute on each side.
- Repeat with remaining batter. (spraying cooking spray with each new crepe).
- Stack crepes on plate. (You should wind up with 13 crepes).
- Spread half of the meat sauce into a 9x13 baking dish.
- Spoon cheese mixture onto center of crepe and roll closed.
- Arrange in baking dish.
- Top with remaining sauce and cheeses.
- Bake for 25 minutes.