Gnudi aka Malfatti

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Francine Lizotte

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@ClubFoody

This flavorful Gnudi aka Malfatti dish is so tasty! They are quick and easy delicious Italian dumplings, great to serve anytime.

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Serves:
4 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 16 oz
    (450 g) ricotta cheese, drained
  • 1 pkg
    (10 oz./300 g) frozen spinach, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 c
    finely grated grana padano cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 2 large
    free-run eggs, room temperature and beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    chives, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt, or to taste plus more for the pot
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1/2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • 1/2 c
    semolina, or as needed
  • 3 c
    marinara sauce, or as needed
  • 1 Tbsp
    flat-leaf italian parsley

How to Make Gnudi aka Malfatti

Step-by-Step

  1. Sprinkle semolina evenly on a baking sheet; set aside
  2. In a large bowl, add drained ricotta, spinach, garlic, cheese, eggs, chives, lemon zest, nutmeg, salt and pepper; mix until well blended.
  3. Scoop up about 1 ½ tbsp. spinach mixture and form a ball before rolling it in the flour until well coated, shaking off any excess flour. Place it on the prepared baking sheet while rolling and coating the others (*see footnote).
  4. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Working in batches, carefully add gnudi and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until they float to the surface.
  5. Scoop them up with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a baking sheet.
  6. Spoon some marinara sauce in each bowl and place 5 gnudi per bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with Italian parsley.
  7. Footnote: From here, they can be frozen by placing them on a baking sheet and transfer to the freezer. When they're frozen, place them in a re-sealable plastic bag and return them to the freezer. When time to cook, directly plunge them in the boiling water - it will take a couple extra minutes to cook them.
  8. To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> youtu.be/OYsEpvejVbY

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