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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage




I was watching the Food Network the other evening and I saw Giada make Sweet Potato Gnocchi so I wrote the recipe down and today I thought I would check online to make sure I didn't miss anything.
I was reading the reviews and it sure sounded great but the reviews weren't so hot..I was planing to make this for Thanksgiving this year.So I decided to come up with my own recipe for gnocchi and try it out before Thanksgiving.
I never made gnocchi before but this turned out real good. and the brown butter sage sauce was great.
1 large Sweet Pot cooked and mashed to make 1 cup
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of olive oil
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup flour to start then keep adding flour as needed to make a soft dough.
Serves 2

Turn dough out onto floured surface; divide into 6 equal pieces. Rolling between palms and floured work surface, form each piece into long rope (about 1 inch in diameter), sprinkling with flour as needed if sticky. Cut each rope into pieces. Roll each piece over tines of fork to indent. Transfer to baking sheet.

Bring large pot of Chicken stock to boil; Working in batches, boil gnocchi until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer gnocchi to clean rimmed baking sheet. Cool completely. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)
To Make Sauce:
1/2 stick unsalted butter
3 Tab chopped fresh sage
about 1/8 tsp cinnamon
salt and pepper

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until butter solids are brown and have toasty aroma, swirling pan occasionally, about 5 minutes.

Add chopped sage (mixture will bubble up). Turn off heat. Season sage butter generously with salt and pepper and cinnamon.
pour gnocchi into pretty bowl pour butter over and enjoy! if you made gnocchi earlier lightly saute with a little butter to warm up then toss with brown sage butter.
Enjoy!
Allison
Allisonskitchen.blogspot.com
Sorry about that first picture I had to take it with my phone, I need to charge my camera.

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