Minty Cheese Filled Pasta (Kärntner Kasnudel)

Recipe by Eismeer
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 550
  • 1
  • 150
    ml water (lukewarm)
  • 500
    g curds (or ricotta)
  • 300
    g potatoes (cooked and mashed)
  • 1
    tablespoon mint (fresh or dried, adjust to taste)
  • 50 -100
    g butter (melted and browned)
  • 1
    tablespoon french parsley (minced)
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Knead a soft pasta dough out of the first 4 ingredients, form a ball, wrap in plastic and place in fridge for about 30min.
  • Cook potatoes for about 25-30 minutes (depending on their size) peel and mash rather thoroughly.
  • Mix together curd, potatoes and mint (rub dried one between your fingers). Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Form ~1inch diameter balls out of the filling.
  • Use a rolling pin or a pasta machine to flatten dough (2mm thin).
  • Cut out (using a glass or pasta forms) medium sized pasta circles (about 1,5 - 2 inch in diameter),
  • Place your filling in the center of your pasta circles/rounds and fold/press them together into semicircles.
  • Seal edges using your hands or a fork. (experienced Austrian chefs "kreindel" their Kasnudeln, which means, they use a special "finger-technique" to make the pasta's edges look like gimp/border. It might look pretty, but it's very difficult. To do and for me to explain :)).
  • Put noodels into salted, boiling water and let simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Either serve Kasnudel with melted, browned butter, sprinkled with minced french parsley, or fry them in a pan (butter) until lightly brown and crispy.
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