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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

dont knock it gnocchi


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nocchi is about as easy as it gets but it is also so easy to do it wrong. Overwork the dough and they lose their softness, so gnocchi needs a light hand. I have made them this way, and that way and even another way, I like gnocchi.



These little mounds of pillowy deliciousness are made with pea puree and potato. Make the gnocchi in the conventional way and serve with browned black truffle butter for out of this world, out of this worldness.




I also jacked some up with white beech mushrooms and roma grape tomatoes.

21 comments:

Mandi said...

Hey babe, looks like I got in first.

OMG, your last 5 or so posts have just blown me away!!!!

Im soooooo hungry after seeing these masterpieces.

I want some............pretty please...

Elyse said...

Browned black truffle butter?! Amazing. These gnocchi look incredible.

Jenn said...

That is some good lookin' gnocchi, good sir. Yum!!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Truffle butter? DELISH! SO amazingly beautiful and I bet they were unreal in taste.

I wish you had the follow feature so I could follow your blog....if there is a way to do so and I don't see it, will you please let me know?

Thanks!

Jenifer
A fellow foodie blogger

Hornsfan said...

These look delicious - I've never tried gnocchi - I figure they might be tough to make but if you say they aren't....well maybe it's worth a go

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of pea puree in these gnocchi! Sounds great with browned black truffle butter!

doggybloggy said...

mandi: wow you are on it! thanks for noticing...

elyse: gnocchi are so simple and so exotic all at once

jenn: well thank you there kind lady...

jaime and jen: I think you can still follow - do you use a rss feed?

hornsfan: super simple - super

5 star: you could really taste the 'green' if you know what I mean...

Bina said...

Can you make this with some other type of puree? Like, broccoli or something?

I don't think I can express to you my complete and utter disdain for peas!!!!!!

TavoLini said...

Tavo's favorite meal in the world, right there on your plate!

Excellent use of truffle butter.

snugs said...

you need to teach me how to do this one..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

wow, they look good... I think I need to take up a lesson of how to do this from you...

Harmony said...

Looks amazing...and sounds pretty good too. I have never had Gnocchi, but I am now interested in it...thanks!

Dawn said...

pea puree huh? OK, I'm in. Sounds good to me. This is one of those dishes that I happily eat cold the next day, happily.

Stacey Snacks said...

I just learned how to make ricotta gnocchi and LOVED IT! It was easier than I thought.
I can't wait it try it home.
and there are those amazing truffles again.......

buffalodick said...

I'd look that mushroom up, but I gave you the only good reference book I had!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Pea and potato gnocchi with browned truffle butter?! I think I've died and gone to heaven. They look spectacular.

lisaiscooking said...

I'm making a soup with gnocchi tonight, but I'm not making the gnocchi. I continue to live in fear of it.

duodishes.com said...

The pea/potato mix is golden. And then you went and said black truffle butter...Don't hurt us!

doggybloggy said...

bina: I bet you can, the are mostly made with only potato

tavolini: if this is his favorite then this version would be a double whammy

snugs: easy as pie - no problem

ramya: it is easy I can show you

harmony: a potato dumpling by any other name...

dawn: and you would not have been disappointed either

stacey: I saw your class post - you know its easy

buff: what does it look like again - I must have like 9 mushroom books - I know it was a bigger format - let me know I can send it back -

the diva: heaven in a pillow of flavor

lisa: you have so many skills a little gnocchi should not get in your way

duo: 'browned black truffle butter' to be exact!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

how did I know this would be truffled? haha
looks amazing. I love gnocci. Yum.

oneshotbeyond said...

I've heard great things about gnocci, but have yet to try it myself.

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