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.
The ingredients: goat cheese, beets, egg, flour, salt, spices, butter & fresh sage.
puree peeled beets in food processor
whisk in with goat cheese, then add egg and spices
carefullllyyyyy add flour. beets = messy and you don't want to stain anything
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
boil in water according to directions on recipe
meanwhile make sage butter sauce.
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.
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.