KENILWORTH, NJ - Welcome to Cooking in Kenilworth. Each week TAPintoKenilworth will showcase a new recipe. This week we have Rose DeLuca's Manicotti!
For the crepes
flour 1 cup water
** Mix these ingredients together using a small frying pan with your choice of a dab of olive oil throughout the pan or an olive oil spray.
(I usually put olive oil on a paper towel and go over the pan.) make sure the pan is hot and pour one tablespoon of this mixture into the pan. Move the pan around to form a thin crêpe. Let it cook for about 30-40 sec flip and cook for about the same amount of time.
Place crêpes on the side to cool.
* 3 lbs ricotta cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups of mozzarella cheese (1 1/2 cups in the filling the rest put aside )
Parsley (I usually just eye it)
Mix all ingredients well
Fill crepes with filling
In a baking pan pour about 3-4 tables spoons of your liking of sauce.. gravy whatever you call it (make sure your baking pan is evenly coated with it)
Lay your manicotti in the baking dish top with more sauce/gravy (I’d say about 1-1 1/2 cups) sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella on top I also add extra Parmesan cheese
Cover Bake at 325 for 30 min
If you like it a little crispy on the ends cover for 20 min uncover for 10 min
Although I have and have given this recipe please be advised ... the Italian in me .. and Italians will understand this when I say 80 percent of my cooking is not done by measurements but done by eye and with love
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