Homemade Ravioli Filled with Savory Sweet Potato in an Oyster Mushroom Cream Sauce!!

What a name, right?  SO this dish is pretty incredible.  It can make even the most terrible of first weeks on the job a little bit better.  Just like silk pajamas and a bottle of wine, too! 

First, wash, peel, and cut 2 sweet potatoes into 1″ cubes and let them boil while you make the raviolis.  Mine are whole wheat. 

My Pasta Recipe:
2 c. whole wheat flour (or white, or some mixture thereof)
1 egg
about 1/3 cup warm water
pinch salt and oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil

Combine the flour, egg, water, salt, and oregano in medium bowl.  Knead until it forms a non-sticky dough ball (you may need to add more water if it’s too dry and won’t stick, or less water/more flour if it’s too sticky). Coat the dough with the olive oil & let rest for 30 minutes. 

During this half hour, start on the sweet potato filling.

Savory Sweet Potato Filling:
2 Sweet Potatoes, washed, peeled, and cubed and boiled
1/2 c. milk
1 Tbsp. butter
several crushed Rosemary leaves
pinch salt & pepper
1/2 c. parmesano-reggiano cheese
1 clove of garlic, minced

Drain the well-cooked yams (you should have no trouble piercing it with a fork).  Smash them and add milk, 1 Tbsp. butter, rosemary, salt, pepper, and garlic.  Once thoroughly distributed, add the parmesan cheese and let it melt/cool while you roll your ravioli pasta!  <3 multitasking!  🙂

After half an hour, pull the dough ball out onto a well-floured rolling board.  Roll out the dough until about 1/8″ thick, and cut into 2″x2″ squares.

Now, we fill those raviolis: heap a small spoonful of the filling onto the pasta.

Then, we must attach the top layer of pasta.  First, we make the pasta sticky by brushing water around the edges.  This will make a “glue” to hold ’em together.

Then we place the top layer of pasta on the filling, and press around those edges to make it seal:

Next, take a fork and press around those edges to make sure that they stick even BETTER!

And then you stand back and smile, ‘cuz you made a ravioli!!!

Before you know it, you’ve got tons of ’em!

You’ll pop these in a pot of boiling water until they float, about 5 minutes!!

As for the sauce, you can use any sauce you like.  I decided on a homemade oyster mushroom cream sauce:

Oyster Mushroom Cream Sauce:
1 Tbsp. Butter
1Tbsp. Olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 handfuls of Oyster Mushrooms
1 c. White Wine
2 c. Milk
1 Tbsp. corn starch
2 Tbsp. water

In a large skillet, Melt the butter and add olive oil, garlic, onions, and mushrooms.  Let them brown a bit in the butter (Oh, Lord!!) When things have caramelized nicely, add the white wine to deglaze the pan.  Add the milk slowly, let it all simmer for a few minutes. 

In a separate small bowl, combine the corn starch and water.  Stir well, and add to the skillet; stir all of that deliciousness really well; scrape up all those browned bits. 

Toss the fresh raviolis around in the sauce; even throw a few pecans on top if you’re feeling fancy!  Enjoy!!!


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