Vitelotte Gnocchi with Butter & Sage

In Potato Recipes, Recipes by Nicki Crawley


500g Vitelotte potatoes
100g pasta flour (plus extra for sprinkling)
1 egg
40g butter
Parmigiano Reggiano, grated


Boil the Vitelotte until cooked.
Mash the potatoes using a ricer onto a floured board.
Add the flour & egg, mix with your hands.
Knead until you have a compact pasta dough.
Separate the dough into smaller pieces & roll into a long cylindrical shape. Slice into 1 inch pieces.
Mark each piece with a fork.
Place on a floured board & sprinkle with flour again.
Boil some water. When it boils, add salt & put the gnocchi carefully into the boiling water.
Cook, until they float & remove them with a slotted spoon.
Melt the butter over a low flame, add the chopped sage leaves. Cook for about 3 minutes.
Put the gnocchi in separate past bowls & pour the butter & sage mixture over them.
Sprinkle with grated Parmigiano & garnish with sage leaves.
Serve hot.


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