Monday, May 08, 2017

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I absolutely love gnocchi but I may love sweet potato gnocchi even more. So sweet and tender, and versatile!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 egg
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 1/4 cups all-purpose (plain) flour
Roast the potatoes in a 425F oven until tender, then continue cooking until it starts to become caramelized. Puree until smooth.
Allow to cool slightly before mixing in the egg and spices, then gradually stir in the flour until it forms a soft dough.
Divide dough into 4 pieces, and roll each out into a long, thin rope on a lightly floured surface.
Cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
Cook the gnocchi in boiling salted water until tender.

Cooking options:
#1 Serve as is, simply boiled
#2 Pan-fry gnocchi in butter or oil until crisp and evenly browned
#3 Toss the gnocchi in melted butter or oil in a pan and place under the broiler, flipping often until crisp

Serving options:
A) Serve plain - they are delicious as is!
B) Serve with a simple garnish such as a little melted butter, grated parmesan cheese, or fresh herbs
C) Serve with a sauce - mushroom sauce, cream sauce, or pesto

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