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Gnocchi

In Food on February 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

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Looking for an easy recipe to make, something tasty and definitely something you haven’t had recently? What about some homemade Gnocchi, check out this recipe it comes courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis and Food Network.

Ingredients

Gnocchi:

  • 1 cup mascarpone, at room temperature (8 ounces)
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large lemons, zested
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan (4 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for forming the gnocchi

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, for serving

Directions

For the gnocchi: In a large bowl, combine the mascarpone, egg, egg yolk, nutmeg, lemon zest, Parmesan, and salt. Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup flour until the mixture forms a soft dough.

Sprinkle a pie pan or rimmed baking sheet with flour. Using 2 small spoons, drop 1 teaspoon-sized pieces of dough into the pie pan. Shake the pan gently to cover the dough with flour. Gently roll the pieces of dough into oval shapes.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a simmer. In batches, carefully add the gnocchi. The gnocchi should sink and then float to the top. As soon as the gnocchi begin to float, cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and place in a large serving bowl.

For the sauce: In a small saucepan, warm the oil and salt over medium-high heat for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the basil. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

Add the sauce and cheese to the gnocchi and gently toss until coated.

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