Heirloom Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Basil
Soft ricotta dumplings are filling and delicious when simmered in a simple homemade marinara sauce!
This is comfort food at it's best!
In a bowl combine the ricotta cheese, flour, salt and basil. Stir in egg yolks and the whole egg. Stir in Parmesan cheese and mix until combined.
In a deep skillet, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, salt, pepper and seasoning and heat to a simmer. Cover.
Bring a stock pot of salted water to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Scoop a large tablespoon full of the dough and gently roll into a ball (dough will be sticky and soft, so these will not be perfect "balls") and drop into the hot water. Cook a few dumpling at a time for about 5 minutes or until firm. Be sure the water stays below a boil so that the dumplings do not fall apart. When dumplings have finished cooking, remove them with a slotted spoon and place in the marinara. Repeat with remaining dough. Repeat the process until all the dumplings have cooked. Serve the dumplings immediately.