As I wrote earlier in the week, the potato, bacon and leek ravioli I made for Sunday’s brunch turned into a big mess as the dough started to disintegrate, causing the ravioli to stick to everything, tear apart, and be entirely unsuitable for boiling.
After the guests went home, fed with the other dishes I had prepared and some phone-ordered pizza, I went ahead and boiled the ravioli in a small amount of water, letting them break apart and forming a stew. The potato and disintegrating pasta contributed a lot of starch to the mixture, which began to thicken, eventually reaching a macaroni-and-cheese-like consistency.
After letting the mixture cool, I put it in a casserole dish, sprinkled it with cheese, and baked it. The result was actually very pleasant!
It was a little heavy, but combined with some salad (and the leftover bruschetta topping) it turned out to be a really nice dinner. How does the saying go? Failure is the mother of invention? Something like that…