Alas, I am here with yet another cooking quandary. I adore manicotti and this year I began cooking it at home instead of pinning all my hopes on rare visits to the local Italian restaurant. Overall my manicotti experiments have gone well except for one thing: my filling lacks... something. Punch. Pizzaz. Well, flavor.
Here is the filling portion of the recipe I've been using, although generally I cut this in half since I only cook for two:
- 2 pounds of ricotta cheese
- 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh if I have it
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Ideas? Amazing manicotti recipes?