Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins
Ravioli without the fuss of making the pasta shell. Perfect served with a side of spring vegetables.
- 0.44 lb fresh spinach, cleaned and washed
- 0.44 lb fresh swiss chard, cleaned and washed
- 0.33 lb ricotta cheese
- 0.33 lb gorgonzola, dolce cheese
- 3 large egg yolks
- 0.33 lb freshly grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- 0.22 lb plain flour
- 0.44 lb butter
- 20 finely chopped sage leaves
- Boil the spinach and Swiss chard in salted water for 10 minutes.
- Drain, cool, squeeze dry and chop finely.
- Place the chopped greens in a bowl along with the ricotta, gorgonzola, egg yolks and two-thirds of the Parmesan.
- Mix and season with salt and pepper.
- Spread the flour on a board, then take the ravioli mixture out by the tablespoon and roll it in the flour, forming a small ball.
- Once you have five or six balls, drop them into a pot of boiling water and cook for 30 seconds.
- They will rise to the top when done.
- Continue until all the ravioli balls are cooked.
- Melt the butter over a low heat, then serve immediately, mixed with the left over Parmesan and sage leaves.
This was good but only after changing it. I made as directed first but found it much too rich. The dominate flavor was definitely gorgonzola. It was also very mushy and the balls fell apart easily. I found on the next batch, that making the balls very small (size of gnocchi or smaller), helped them to cook faster and stay together. I then experimented by adding about 1/2 cup - 1 cup flour into the dough instead of just rolling it in it. That helped A LOT. The dough was less rich and stayed together very easily. Thanks for the post - great idea and I had fun experimenting!
Thanks for the good idea.
In this way I used some of the chards of the garden... before the winten is comining. I used 1000g of chard instead of spinach!
Very tasty, very italian!