I have had the urge to make my own gnocchi lately and this recipe from Eating Well really made me want to make it more. When I was making the gnocchi, Grumpy came out into the kitchen "famished". I told him if he could wait, he could have some of the gnocchi when I was done, but apparently he was wasting away to nothing and had to eat then and now! He doesn't know what he missed. ;)
If you have never made gnocchi before, please don't be afraid of it. This is the second time I've made it and this time around it was even easier. Homemade is so much better than store bought! Don't worry if you think they are ugly, because your not a machine, each gnocchi is going to be unique. I roll the tines of a fork across my gnocchi once I have cut the pieces, using a little flour if needed to prevent the stickies. Grumpy tells me I'm suppose to use a pastry bag - "that's how the chef's do it" he says. He insists he saw them do it on tv that way, but I told him that you need a dimple or some lines across those babies so they will catch the good sauces that you put over it! He insisted I needed to do it like the "chef's do on tv", but I told him I was my own chef and would do it my way. ;) In any case, whatever way you do it, make sure there is something there to catch those yummy sauces!
I used this recipe as a guide from allrecipes.com but adapted it with ingredient amounts to reduce calories and points.
Gnocchi in Garlic Browned Butter Sage Sauce
6 Weight Watchers Points Plus (calculated using Weight Watcher's Recipe Builder)
- Gnocchi Recipe or pre made gnocchi
- 3 tablespoons Butter (salted)
- 1/4 cup sage leaves
- 1 large garlic clove
- salt and pepper to taste
Prepare gnocchi according to recipe or package instructions.
Place butter in large sauce pan over medium heat. Once butter starts to bubble, place garlic and chopped sage leaves in skillet. Cook until garlic softens and sage begins to crisp.Add gnocchi in skillet. Cook over a slightly higher heat until gnocchi have crisped up. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.
DetailsPrep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings