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
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
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.