Fazzoletti translates literally into "face towels," which is what these large squares of fresh pasta resemble. But, I wouldn't wipe my face with them, they're too delicious. Simply cut into four inch squares, they are the easiest pasta shape to make, in my opinion. I thought about dragging out my pasta machine, but decided to use fresh pasta sheets from my local grocery store instead. While not as good as homemade, the fazzoletti was so enjoyable, I made food porn noises as I ate it. You know what I'm talking about. The sauce was a simple turkey stew, made with prunes and pearl onions. The stew requires little real work, but cooks for some time in oven. And that was fine with me. The weather was cold and clammy outside, but my house was filled with the aroma of turkey legs, rosemary, and thyme, braising in the oven. The recipe comes from Food & Wine, and they suggest serving each person their own turkey leg. That's always fun, but two hours of braising doesn't produce attractive turkey legs, so I pulled the meat off the bone instead. The prunes add a slightly sweet flavor to everything, so even if you don't think you would like them, I wouldn't leave them out. You can substitute egg noodles for the fazzoletti. And the stew would be wonderful on polenta.
This is my submission to Presto Pasta Night, which was started by the wonderful Ruth at Once Upon A Feast. Each Friday Ruth has a recap of wonderful pasta recipes from bloggers from all over the world. So, do stop by and check it out.