Hoping everyone has been well! I’ve been a bit neglectful I know, but we’re doing a kitchen renovation and I currently don’t have a stove to work on! It’s been hard.. but luckily I have an arsenal of saved work to share.
Have I told you guys about my favorite chef? His name is Gennaro Contaldo, an Italian with such a passion for food, he is everything I wish to be in the kitchen! I watch his shows and read his books, and he influences a lot of my flavor choices, but I like to switch it up.. like this Gnocchi we’re making today.
Gnocchi is basically a potato dumpling that can be served with almost anything! It’s the epitome of comfort food..and the very little effort required, will make you feel so proud! I’ll be making a lot of variations going forth so watch this space!!
You’ll need :
700g of potatoes
2 egg yolks
salt and pepper
1 cup of peas
Sage – a handful of leave
1 tub cream cheese
3 Cloves of garlic minced
How To :
1.Start by boiling your potatoes in cold salted water, skin on for about 15 – 20 mins until their soft but not breaking.
2.After boiling, remove and when cool enough but still slightly warm, peel and mash, or use a grater. Set aside and leave.
3.Season cooled potatoes with salt and pepper and I like to add a generous spoon of cream cheese too. Add egg yolks and flour. Knead to form a dough.
Bring a large pot to the boil and add salt.
4. Dust a clean surface with some flour and roll out dough into long sausage like shape. Cut into 2cm pieces and set aside covered in a damp cloth. ( We have to work quick now because dough drys out and isn’t so pleasant )
Your pot should be boiling now, drop in your gnocchi and when it rises to the top, it’s ready! Be careful not to over crowd the pot though, a few pieces at a time!
In a separate pan, brown butter, garlic and sage..
Drop your cooked gnocchi into this and lightly fry it till its golden and slightly crispy outside, then add your peas and the rest of your cream cheese and cream..
Let it simmer for a few minutes then serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese.
A bit more of the elbow grease but you’ll be so thrilled with the result.. Enjoy friends!