Cara's Cucina: Ricotta Balls in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients for the ricotta balls:


" crumbs of soft part of a Mediterranean style loaf 5oz


" Parmigiano Reggiano (grated) 2oz.


" Pecorino Romano (grated) 2oz


" black pepper


" 1 tbs of chopped parsley


" Ricotta cheese(ricotta made with sheep's milk is even better) 12oz


" 2 eggs


 


For the sauce


" 2 garlic clove


" Extra virgin Olive oil 5 spoons


" Can San Marzano D.O.P. whole peeled tomatoes 28oz (crushed)


" Salt to taste


" Fresh basil


 


Method


Put the bread crumbs in a bowl with the ricotta, eggs, grated parmesan and pecorino, chopped parsley, salt and pepper and mix all the ingredients together. In a sauce pan put the garlic, oil and cook for a few min till the garlic gets golden (remove garlic), add the tomatoes with a couple of pinches of salt, bring to the boil and cook for 15 min. Once the sauce is cooked you can start preparing the ricotta balls. Grease your hands with a little olive oil and roll some mixture to make the balls as big as a walnut and put them one by one in the sauce. Cook for approx. 10 min sprinkle with fresh basil and serve immediately.

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