Will she fall for gnocchi?

Always on the lookout for a new recipe to try with my sous chef, ‘Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Browned Butter Sauce’ caught my eye.  Having very specific requirements in our test kitchen, at least some of the following criteria must be met:

seasonally appropriate recipe – check

‘hands-on’ or ‘hands-in’ preparation – check

Italian derivation – check

yummy – to be determined…

…so I decided on a solo mission to test the flavor…

bake the sweet potatoes


mash with nutmeg, salt and pepper


mix in flour (with fingers) until proper consistency is attained


divide into sixths


roll into ropes


cut into sections


add to pot of boiling salted water – they will first sink to the bottom then rise to the top when ready.

Meanwhile, chop the sage, saute with butter until butter browns and sage is crisp


add cooked gnocchi and toss to coat


serve with grated parmesan or pecorino


Although loved it, and she will love the process, I am conflicted about whether or not the sous chef will find the taste of the finished dish to her liking…..I’ll let you know!

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