Sunday, August 12, 2012

Italian Manicotti Shells Recipe


Whenever we want a special pasta dish, this one is for me the easiest. Making the shells is a little time consuming but nothing fancy. Stack them between wax paper and you can freeze them for another time. This one is my mom's recipe, we usually have them on a Holiday. With all the special events in the summer you can fill them with anything you like using cheeses and meats. Spinach and Ricotta is a favorite filling, or for the meatlovers just make crushed meatballs and sausage filling, load it with sauce and mozzarella and you have a whole meal!

4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup flour
1 cup water

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, add salt water and blend together. Add flour mix till smooth. Will be a thin batter.

Cook in a heated sprayed pan, as you would pancake in a non stick 6 to 8 inch pan sprayed each time with non stick spray, in between manicotti pasta. Spread quickly on pan and rotate to coat pan, use spatula to flip, will cook fast and require around a minute on each side.
Remove immediately and stack on wax paper. This make around 30 manicotti's.

For the filling and Stuffed Manicotti click on link below:

Homemade Stuffed Manicotti Shells

Here are some great Italian Sauce Recipes that go great with these homemade manicotti:

Curt's Fresh Plum Tomato Sauce
Traditional Sunday Sauce The Next Generation
Our Family Recipe on Sunday Sauce
History on Pomodoro and Marinara

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