*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                        MANA'S SPINACH RICOTTA ROLL
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Entrees                          Italian
                 Vegetables                       Usenet
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   12       oz           Spinach, cooked
                         -(fresh or frozen)
    2       c            Ricotta cheese
    1       T            Fresh parsley, chopped
    3                    Egg whites
    1       c            Flour, all-purpose
    1 1/3   c            Water
      1/2   c            Parmesan cheese,
                         -finely grated
    2       c            Marinara sauce
                         Olive oil
   Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Cook or thaw spinach and squeeze dry.
   Season with a little salt and pepper; set aside.
   Mix ricotta cheese with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley; set
   MAKE THE CREPE BATTER:  Mix together egg whites, flour and water, then beat
   with a wire whisk to get rid of lumps.
   COOK THE CREPES:  Lightly coat a crepe pan with olive oil and heat to
   medium. Ladle 2 1/2 T crepe batter into heated pan. The crepe batter should
   lightly cover the bottom of the pan in a thin layer. Tilt pan to cover
   evenly. When edges of crepe turn lacy and brown and crepe is cooked
   through,remove crepe and stack on a plate. Continue until all the batter is
   When the crepes are cooked, assemble the rolls:  spoon 2 rounded T  of
   ricotta cheese mixture and 1 T spinach mixture on each crepe. Fold or roll
   each crepe to seal in mixture.
   MAKE AND COOK THE CASSEROLE:  Place rolled crepes in a greased rectangular
   casserole dish.  When the pan is full, spoon marinara sauce over crepes.
   Bake at 325 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with grated Parmesan
   If you don't have a crepe pan, you can use a small (6-inch) frying pan. You
   can make your own marinara sauce, or use a prepared marinara or spaghetti
   *  An Italian vegetable casserole with spinach and cheese -- Mana’s spinach
   ricotta roll is a dish my roommate makes.  She got the recipe from her
   Italian mother. I hope you like it as much as I do.
   : Difficulty:  moderate.
   : Time:  1 hour preparation, 20 minutes baking.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   : Kathy Blain
   : Organization:  California State University, Chico, California, USA
   : kgb@csuchico.EDU  lll-crg!csuchico!kgb
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