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Fresh Ricotta in 5 minutes. Yes, really.

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I have a soft spot for white pizza, calzones, manicotti, and anything else that is laden with ricotta cheese.  I like to cook these dishes, and in order to do so I find myself buying the only brand of ricotta that I can find in the store: Polly-o.  And I am consistently disappointed with it.  It simply doesn’t taste anything like what you get from a good pizzeria or Italian restaurant.  And I have tried making it before, and failed miserably.  I wound up with a lump of crumbly, vinegar-scented “cheese” that  reminded me more of wet sawdust than ricotta cheese.  So I gave up.  And kept buying Polly-o.  And kept making mediocre dishes with my mediocre ricotta.

Today I stumbled upon an article on SeriousEats that details one man’s quest to find the perfect balance of simplicity and taste for making ricotta at home.  What he came up with is a method that takes 5 minutes, uses 3 ingredients, and gives consistent results.

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Written by Drew

March 9th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Posted in Dinner,Side Dishes

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