Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Goat Cheese, Beet Gnocchi

Today I have a very unique recipe to share. Not your typical weeknight dinner; but it was ours. Last week I took on the task of making this new dish on a Wednesday night. Show of hands - how many people make gnocchi from scratch? Not. a. lot.

I came across goat cheese, beet gnocchi a long time ago, tucked the print off away in my recipe book, and forgot about it. Who knows why... but I decided to finally make it.

First off the recipe: http://www.alwaysorderdessert.com/2010/08/beet-goat-cheese-gnocchi-in-rosemary.html. Go there for all the full details. Second off - I had no ided beet gnocchi was a thing, I just googled it. It is.

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The ingredients: goat cheese, beets, egg, flour, salt, spices, butter & fresh sage.


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puree peeled beets in food processor
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whisk in with goat cheese, then add egg and spices

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carefullllyyyyy add flour. beets = messy and you don't want to stain anything

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Make into tiny pillows. I'm still working on this technique, most of mine just look like plop dough balls. Delicious slightly deformed plops!

T's camera looks better than mine/he's a better photographer
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boil in water according to directions on recipe

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meanwhile make sage butter sauce.

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Toss the done gnocchi into the sauce pan and simmer for a minute. This is where I got weird. I tell Tony "I made meat. No really, doesn't it look like grilled beef here?" Wow. It sure does.

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Eat and enjoy.

It tasted amazing! Very filling and very good. I'd definitely make again. Maybe with a different sauce. It really wasn't that hard to make. I mean we bought ready steamed beets so that saved a ton of time. Plus I've made gnocchi before so it wasn't my first rodeo.

Now it's got me thinking about what else can I turn into gnocchi. Besides potato that is.


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