Definition of malfatti in English:

malfatti

Syllabification: mal·fat·ti
Pronunciation: /mälˈfätē
 
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noun

  • Dumplings or gnocchi made with spinach and ricotta.
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    • 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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