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DharMag February 2014 How to make ricotta gnocchi: the real Italian recipe

Ricotta Gnocchi recipe with photo & paired wine. Italian food photo Do you want to make these delicious gnocchi with ricotta cheese? Here is a super tasty recipe for you from the hills of Modena with a couple of great cooking tips and the perfect wine.

Ingredients to make gnocchi with ricotta cheese (4 servings)

  • 200 grams/7 oz of ricotta cheese
  • 100 grams/3,5 oz of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 100 grams/3,5 oz of double 0 flour
  • 0,3 ounces of melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • parsley
  • salt, pepper and nutmeg

How to make ricotta gnocchi

The recipe is very simple and doesn’t need special attention, just excellent ingredients: this is the secret to make the perfect gnocchi recipe. Cheese, butter and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese are the classic flavors of Modena hills, where this recipe was born centuries ago.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and roll into balls to be thrown into a pot of boiling, salted water.

When rising to the surface, cook over low heat for 2 minutes, then gently pick them up. Serve the ricotta gnocchi seasoned with melted butter and topped with a generous sprinkling of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and chopped parsley.

Which wine should we pair with ricotta gnocchi?

Let’s uncork a bottle of Lambrusco Grasparossa of Castelvetro from Ca Berti winery, which is able to degrease the palate and at the same time to find a delicious harmony thanks to its beautiful red fruits and violets scents.

If you want to pair a cocktail, Americano is the right answer.

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