Gnocchi with a nutty sauce
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Serves: 6
 
Recipe for homemade gnocchi with a nut sauce
Ingredients
  • For the gnocchi:
  • 800g potatoes
  • 1 large egg
  • 5ml salt
  • approximately 375ml cake flour
  • For the sauce:
  • 100g walnuts
  • 20ml pine nuts
  • 45ml soft butter
  • 40g grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic glove, crushed
  • Freshly grounded black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Extra parmesan shavings for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180⁰C and bake the potatoes until soft.
  2. Remove the flesh from the skin and mash the potatoes (preferably with a potato ricer). Cool the potatoes down.
  3. Add the egg, salt and just enough flour to make a soft dough, that can be rolled out.
  4. Divide the dough into four balls and roll each ball into a 2cm thick log.
  5. Cut the rolls into 1.5cm pieces and make grooves on each with the back of a fork.
  6. Cook the gnocchi for a couple of minutes in salted boiling water until the gnocchi floats to the surface. Drain and mix with the nut sauce.
  7. Fry the nuts in a dry non-stick pan until it is browned, making sure not to burn the nuts.
  8. Place the nuts with the butter, grated parmesan cheese, garlic, pepper and salt in a food processor and process until it forms a paste.
  9. Mix the nutty paste with the warm gnocchi and serve topped with extra parmesan shavings.
Recipe by Pink Polka Dot Food at http://www.pinkpolkadotfood.com/gnocchi-nutty-sauce/