Definition of malfatti in English:

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malfatti

Pronunciation: /mälˈfädē/

plural noun

Dumplings or gnocchi made with spinach and ricotta.
Example sentences
  • Using two teaspoons, shape the malfatti into small quenelles and gently drop them directly from the spoons into the simmering water.
  • 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.
  • Once all have cooked, pour the melted butter over the malfatti and sprinkle with the rest of the Parmesan.

Origin

1980s: Italian, from malfatto 'badly made' (because they resemble ravioli without their pasta envelopes).

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Syllabification: mal·fat·ti

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