How To Make Passatelli - Step By Step
Passatelli is an Italian type of pasta made with breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, eggs, nutmeg and lemon zest. It's delicious with a broth or with a pasta sauce,
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
- 120 g breadcrumbs , approx 1 cup
- 120 g grated Parmesan cheese , approx 1 ½ cup
- ½ lemon , zest only
- 3 egg
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 5 cups broth (to make Passatelli In Brodo)
Divide the dough in 3 or 4 parts.
Run each piece through a potato ricer using a disc with the largest openings.
Use a dough scraper or a knife to cut passatelli into 2 inch (5cm) strings as thye come out off the press.
As an alternative press the dough through a passatelli iron if you’re lucky to have one.
Drop passatelli directly in boiling broth (or water) right off the press and let cook until they all come up to the top.
Or you can drop freshly made passatelli on a lightly floured surface and then carefully, using a dough scraper transfer them in a pot with boiling broth or water. Let cook until they rise to the surface.
Serve passatelli immediately with broth they were cooked in.
Add more Parmesan cheese and/or black pepper if desired.