Share this entry

Share this page

malfatti

Line breaks: mal|fatti
Pronunciation: /malˈfatɪ
 
/

Definition of malfatti in English:

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

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

Definition of malfatti in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vɪˈkɛːrɪəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…