GNOCCHI WITH SAGE, BUTTER & PARMESAN

The Italian in me always loves a good simple pasta. An old friend once taught me how to make fresh gnocchi at home so this is a simple recipe that is super yummy. Gnocchi is a heavier pasta as is so a simple sauce works really well. Enjoy guys!

 

Prep 45m     Cook 25m

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2½ pounds russet potatoes (about 4 large), scrubbed

  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more

  • 1 egg, beaten to blend

  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, room temperature

  • 2 ounces Parmesan, finely grated, plus more for serving

  • 24 sage leaves

  • Freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions:

 

Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling water over medium-high heat until tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, 40–45 minutes; drain. As soon as potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and pass through a potato ricer into a large bowl (if left to cool before ricing, potatoes will become gummy). Let cool.

 

Sprinkle 1¼ cups flour and 2 tsp. salt over potatoes and, using your hands, make a well in the center. Pour egg into the well and stir in with a wooden spoon. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and gently knead, dusting with more flour as needed, until smooth but not elastic (be careful not to overwork), about 2 minutes. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a 24"-long rope about ½" thick. Cut into ½" pieces, dust with flour, and arrange in a single layer on a lightly floured rimmed baking sheet.

 

Toss butter, Parmesan, and sage in a large bowl. Working in batches, cook gnocchi in large pot of boiling salted water until they float to the surface, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, gently place on top of butter mixture as you go. Once all gnocchi are cooked, add ½ cup cooking liquid and gently toss everything together, adding more cooking liquid as needed, until butter and cheese are melted and a creamy sauce forms.

 

Serve gnocchi topped with pepper and more Parmesan.

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