Thursday, May 26, 2011
Gnocchi Night! quickest, easiest, yummiest dinner.
But last night it was talking to me! I have these little food visions, like on Sesame Street when the apples and cheese cake, and what not start talking. So the gnocchi kept telling me I needed to cook Brian a nice dinner.
After an hour or so, I found a recipe I liked and had the ingredients for. A few hours later Brian came home, and when I told him about my plans he said, oh yea that is a classic preparation of gnocchi, yum! grr, how did he know that butter and sage are the classic preparation!! It took me forever to figure that out!
Anyways. I took my fave parts from two recipes and combined them.
It is very simple:
1 package gnocchi (or you could make it, but I don't have that time with a toddler)
1/4 Cup Butter
1 tsp Chopped Garlic
2 tbs Fresh Sage (chiffonade or cut into skinny strips)
Salt & Pepper to taste - but I actually didn't need it
1. Prepare Gnocchi according to package - boil for 2-3 minutes or until it floats! Drain.
2. Melt butter over medium, add garlic and let cook for a min or so till it starts to liiiiiightly brown.
3. Add sage and cook for another minute. Somehow during this process I browned the butter and did not burn it. I do not claim to know how to do this or how to instruct anyone how to, but that is what happened. Yum!
4. Pour over gnocchi, mix it around till coated, and serve hot with some Parmesan on top!!
I fully suggest you all try it out. If butter and sage aren't your cup of tea, pop open a jar of Prego and pour that over this potato pasta! Just as yummy, but don't forget the parmesan!!