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Mr. C.’s Chicken Ricotta Parmesan

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Ingredients:

8 thin slices chicken cutlets

2 cups tomato sauce

2 cups fresh ricotta cheese

1 lb. piece fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced into 8 thin slices)

sea salt

4 fresh basil leaves (chopped)

olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet put 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Cook chicken cutlets on both sides for about 3 minutes each.
  2. In a large baking pan, coat the bottom with tomato sauce. Place cooked cutlets in pan. Put a little tomato sauce on top of each cutlet.
  3. Put a dollop of fresh ricotta cheese on top of each cutlet. Spread the ricotta evenly on top.
  4. Put a slice of mozzarella on top of each cutlet. Sprinkle with sea salt and basil.IMG_5320
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 1o minutes until cheese is melted. IMG_5322   Serves 3 to 4 people.
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Ingredients:

2 pounds of yellow potatoes
2  cups  all purpose flour
1  tsp sea salt

Directions:

1. Peel  potatoes and place them in a steamer for about 30 to 40 minutes until tender.
2. Use a potato ricer to mash potatoes.
3. Add salt to the flour. Then add some flour to the potatoes to absorb the water .
4. Put potatoes on a floured board and use your hands to mix in the remaining flour.
5. Knead in the flour and potatoes until it forms a firm dough.
6. Form some of the dough into a ball and roll into a long rope.
7. Cut into one inch pieces and press lightly with a fork.
8. Place the potato gnocchi in a large pot of salted boiling water until the gnocchi floats to the top. Remove the potato gnocchi with a slotted spoon. It should take about two minutes.

Sauce ingredients:

2 lbs.  plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 medium sized yellow onion (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic  (chopped)
4 leaves of fresh basil
1/4 cup of fresh parsley ( chopped)
3 tbsp. of tomato paste
1/2 cup of red wine
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. dry oregano

Directions:

1. Cut off the tops of the tomatoes and submerge in boiling water for around 3 minutes.
2.Remove the tomatoes from the water and place in a bowl of ice water.
3. Peel the skin off the tomatoes, slice in half and scoop out the seeds.
4. Chop the tomatoes.
5. In a large skillet sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil for 3 minutes.
6. Add in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes. (don’t let it burn)
7. Stir in the tomatoes, red wine, basil,  and oregano.  Simmer for 30-35 minutes.

Pour sauce of gnocchi. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and fresh basil

Meatballs Parmesan

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Ingredients:

1 1/4 lbs. lean ground beef

3 garlic cloves  (minced)

1/4 cup onion  (finely chopped)

1/4 cup fresh parsley  (chopped)

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. dry oregano

1 egg  (beaten)

1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs

1 lb. fresh mozzarella (sliced thin)

tomato sauce

olive oil

Directions:

1. Mix all the ingredients (except mozzarella, olive oil and tomato sauce) and shape into meatballs.

2. In a large skillet, put 3 tbs. olive oil.

3 Cook the meatballs for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through and browned on the outside. Remove.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

4. In a baking pan, coat the bottom with sauce. Put meatballs in pan. Put sauce on top of meatballs.

5. Layer slices of mozzarella on top. 

6. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted.

*Serve on Italian bread as a hero if you like.

*You can use ground turkey or chicken instead of the beef.