Ciao! My name is Yolanda and I'd like to welcome you to my Blog! I have always had a love for cooking, baking and eating. This blog is mainly a place for me to record and share precious family recipes from those living and deceased as well as delicious recipes that my friends have given me throughout the years.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spinach and Prosciutto Ravioli

Growing up we had a pasta machine at my house and my mom would teach me how to make homemade ravioli and tortellini with it.  Although they would always taste amazing, it was a lot of work and would take a long time.  When I was watching the cooking channel one day I saw Giada make ravioli using Wonton or Potsticker wrappers.  You can find these at your grocery store or Asian market.  At Wegmans, they are in the produce section.  Using these wrappers saves you the step of making the pasta and then you can just make whatever filling you would like to stuff them with.  I chose Prosciutto and Spinach.    I topped mine with a vodka sauce, but top these with any sauce you like!
* 1 package of potsticker wrappers (there are about 46 in a package)
* 1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta cheese
* 1 bag of cooked fresh spinach or a(10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, and  squeezed dry
* 1/4 lb of thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped (found at the deli)
*  2 egg yolks
* 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese or Pecorino 
* ground black pepper to taste
* Whisk the ricotta, spinach, prosciutto, egg yolks, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl to blend
* have a wooden board or plastic cutting board ready for your work area and a small bowl of water next to you. 
* Place about 1 tablespoon of the ricotta filling in the center of a potsticker wrapper.
* Dip your finger in the water and brush water around the edges of the ravioli and then fold in half and pinch the edges shut.  Make sure there are no openings or else the filling will fall out when it is boiling.
* Place ravioli on a cooking sheet that is lined with wax paper. 
* Continue making the rest of the ravioli
* In a large pot, boil lightly salted water
* Boil ravioli for about 4 minutes, drain with a slotted spoon and serve!
* Top with your favorite sauce and grated cheese!

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