Gnocchi di patata ? Gnocchi di polenta ?
That’s the Daring Cook’s challenge of this month : potato gnocchi.
Todd, who is The Daring Kitchen’s AWESOME webmaster and an amazing cook, is our September Daring Cooks’ host! Todd challenged us to make light and fluffy potato Gnocchi and encouraged us to flavor the lil pillows of goodness and go wild with a sauce to top them with!
As I had already made some and I wanted a fresher Summer version, I tried to combine polenta gnocchi and potato gnocchi recipes :
It’s gluten free. I didn’t add flour. I cooked the polenta, and made mashed potato. I mixed about 60% potato, 40% polenta. Flavored with salt, nutmeg, black pepper, a little olive oil. Let cool a few hours.
Prepared a sauce (tomato, garlic, olive oil) and stir-fried peppers and onions with garlic and rosemary.
Formed gnocchi with the chilled dough, coated them in sauce.
They can’t be boiled or they would fall apart (yep, I tried). It’s not a problem, they can reheated in the sauce.
Actually, I ate the second serving not reheated and the dish is as good hot as cold. It’s great for this hot season.
You definitely made some interesting variations on the challenge. Glad you enjoyed it.