Did you know that gnocchi only has 3 ingredients? All you need is flour, potatoes and salt! Although gnocchi can be time consuming to make, the effort is so worth it. I like to do mine with sweet potato for that extra flavour (and it’s healthier too!). Due to it’s naturally sweet taste, all you need is light sauce and you’ll still get a mouthful of flavour. The gnocchi pictured below are served in a classic butter and sage sauce, but you can serve them with a nice homemade pesto or any sauce of your choice and they’ll be delicious!
Sweet Potato Gnocchi | Level: Easy | Serves: 4 |
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
2 Sweet Potatoes
1 Cup Flour
Pinch of Salt
WHAT TO DO
Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash and pierce sweet potatoes with a fork. Lay them on a baking pan lined with aluminum foil. Bake for about an hour, or until you can insert a fork through the potato. Allow them to cool, then remove skins and mash the potatoes. Place a cup on flour in a pile on the counter, sprinkle it with salt then add the mashed potato in the centre. Lightly kneed the ingredients together until it forms a soft dough ball (adding more flour if necessary). Cut ball into four and roll each piece out until it becomes long and thinner. Cut each log into small pieces and squish the top with a fork. Drop the gnocchi into boiling water and cook until the float to the top. Toss them in your favourite sauce and enjoy!