How to make it

  • Wash spinach and trim off any long stems. Place in a pan, and cook for 4-5 minutes until wilted. Do this in batches, if necessary. Place in colander, and let drain well and cool.
  • Place ricotta in bowl, add egg and fennel seeds, and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, then stir in Parmesan.
  • Squeeze as much excess water as possible from the spinach, then finely chop. Stir spinach into cheese mixture.
  • Using about 1 Tbl of the spinach and cheese mixture, shape into a ball, then flatten to form a patty. Gently coat with seasoned flour. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • Fill a large skillet halfway with water and bring to a boil. Carefully add the patties and poach for 3-4 minutes, or until they rise to the surface. Remove with slotted spoon, and transfer to individual plates or serving platter.
  • Melt butter in a pan, add the garlic, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour garlic butter over the patties, season with black pepper to taste, and serve immediately.

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  • flavorsofitaly 15 years ago
    Trigger, I've never tried making this into a pie, but I would think you might be able to, following the directions up to the point of poaching, but then putting the mixture into a pie shell. I couldn't tell you how long to bake it, but you could probably keep a close eye on it, and try testing it in the center with a knife, to see if the knife comes out clean. (that would mean it's done) all I can suggest is to give it a try - that's how some of the best recipes come about! :-)
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  • trigger 15 years ago
    Is there a way to make this into a Pie recipe let me know.
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  • sparow64 15 years ago
    sounds wonderful. saving this one!
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  • krumkake 15 years ago
    Those sounds absolutely delicious..great flavors, and I love the idea of poaching them. I will have to try this - great post...thanks!
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  • pinkpasta 15 years ago
    Sounds wonderful!
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  • zena824 15 years ago
    Love the combo of this..... its something I need to make really soon...
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