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Dumplings or gnocchi made with spinach and ricotta.
- ‘Poach half of malfatti in barely simmering water… warm while poaching remaining half.’
- ‘Some of the pastas are very good, too, like chewy malfatti tossed with bits of sweet sausage and Parmesan, and a bowl of cream-laced casarecci garnished with peas, shreds of prosciutto, and truffles.’
- ‘Using two teaspoons, shape the malfatti into small quenelles and gently drop them directly from the spoons into the simmering water.’
- ‘Once all have cooked, pour the melted butter over the malfatti and sprinkle with the rest of the Parmesan.’
- ‘Bring water to the boil in a large saucepan and put the malfatti in.’
Italian, from malfatto ‘badly made’ (because they resemble ravioli without their pasta envelopes).
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