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The Food Lab: The Easiest Way to Make April Bloomfield's Ricotta Gnudi at Home

Normally I'm all about innovation and deep digging and hardcore testing here at The Food Lab. But this time I'm starting with a dish so iconic, so incredible, so damn-near-flawless in its original form that the best I can possibly hope to do is tweak it just a bit to suit my very particular personal tastes. I'm talking about the ricotta gnudi at The Spotted Pig, April Bloomfield's West Village gastropub. Thin, thin pasta surrounds a core of creamy, explosive sheep's milk ricotta all served in a brown butter and sage sauce. And the good news is that my favorite dish isn't even that hard to make. More

Ricotta and Black Pepper Gnudi With Sage and Brown Butter

Normally I'm all about innovation and deep digging and hardcore testing here at The Food Lab. But this time I'm starting with a dish so iconic, so incredible, so damn-near-flawless in its original form that the best I can possibly hope to do is tweak it just a bit to suit my very particular personal tastes. I'm talking about the ricotta gnudi at The Spotted Pig, April Bloomfield's West Village gastropub. Thin, thin pasta surrounds a core of creamy, explosive sheep's milk ricotta all served in a brown butter and sage sauce. And the good news is that my favorite dish isn't even that hard to make. More

April Bloomfield's Ricotta Gnudi

In A Girl and Her Pig, Bloomfield promises that although the gnudi are a pain to have on menu at the restaurant, they're ideal for cooking at home. The success of this recipe is contingent on letting the gnudi sit in the fridge for a solid three days, making sure that they end up dry enough to boil without running the risk of soggy, fallen apart gnudi. And when they work, man, are they good. Think ethereal balls of of creamy ricotta simmered in butter and drizzled with more butter and crisp leaves of fried sage. More

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