I have received a bunch of requests for the recipe for the shells that I made in one of my earlier posts.  I guess this was a bit of a blog cliffhanger but it I guarantee that it will have been worth the wait.

Manicotti Shells
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Beat the eggs well and I mean well! Whisk in the milk. Slowly incorporate the flour and salt. It needs to be mixed smooth with no lumps.
  2. Heat a lightly greased, non-stick pan over medium heat. Pour about 1 gravy ladle on pan. You need to either twirl the pan so the batter spreads or use the back of your ladle to swirl it about. I have recently found a crepe spreader works great for this part of cooking.
  3. Bake until light brown. Flip and let the reverse side cook for about half the time. You may have to adjust your heat.
  4. Rest cooked shells on a paper towel.
  5. Fill with your favorite filling. Sauce the bottom of your baking dish and place filled shells in dish. Cover and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, uncover, cook another 10 minutes.

If you can make pancakes, you should be able to accomplish these shells.  Good luck and email me with your manicotti inventions!