I was ambitious! This was killer good, and not as hard as it looks. Homemade ravioli with an egg yolk inside!!! Gotta be brave! I didn't have truffles, like who does! But I kinda followed Mario Batali's recipe, I made the brown butter with some sage and lemon juice.
1/2 small white or black truffle, shaved
1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated, plus more for garnishing pasta
1/2 cup fresh sheep's milk ricotta
1/2 cup spinach, blanched, drained and chopped
Scant pinch nutmeg
Salt and white pepper to taste
1 recipe basic pasta dough, recipe follows
7 very fresh eggs
12 tablespoons butter, melted and kept warm
In a non-reactive bowl, combine 1/2 the truffle shavings, the Parmigiano, the ricotta and the spinach, mix well, and season to taste with nutmeg, salt and white pepper. Set aside.
Roll out the pasta dough to the thinnest setting on a pasta rolling machine. From the thin pasta sheet, cut 12 circles with a 6-inch diameter. Set 6 of the circles on a sheet tray dusted with flour, cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
In the center of each of the remaining 6 circles, mound an equal portion of the ricotta mixture. With the back of a small ladle or spoon, hollow out a well in the center of each mound. Carefully break the eggs, 1 at a time, into a small bowl, and transfer 1 yolk and a bit of white into the center of each well. It is imperative that the yolk remain unbroken.
Cover each filled circle of pasta with an unfilled circle, and press the edges together with fingers to seal.
Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. Gently, using a wide spatula, lower each ravioli into the water to cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the water and place gently into a 12 to14-inch saute pan with the remaining butter, shave the remaining truffle over, add a generous grating of Parmigiano-Reggiano and carefully put 1 on each plate. < HAHA I put 3 on each plate!
OMG! Creamy cheese and beautiful egg deliciousness!