Last weekend, Snubnose and I tried our hand at cooking some gnocchi with somewhat mixed results. For some time, we have been tossing around recipe ideas back and forth at each other. I found a lovely recipe for tacos through pinterest (recipe here) but Snubnose these days is all about Italian food, and I was fed up with making variations of pasta and pizza.
We were in this standoff until I found a recipe for making gnocchi on the Foodhall site and convinced Snubnose that it was pasta and she would like it.
So we got going and this is the close to final result.
I”ll be frank. It looks better than it tastes. Technically it came out okay, but we as a family prefer a lot more spice and vegetables in our food. Since this was the first time I was making it, I stuck close to the Foodhall recipe, and the result was slightly bland.
Snubnose gamely ate her portion declaring it to be delicious. She had to, since she had a major hand in the making of it. She grated the cheese, and stirred the sauce, and watched over the boiling pasta, so of course she’s not going to admit she didn’t like the result all that much. Piglet was pretty direct, he immediately and without any qualms spat it out. In the end, Piglet ate (to his delight) Maggi instant noodles.
I have to say though that when stored and served the next day, it was much better. The pasta had nicely mixed in with the sauce and everyone enjoyed the leftovers. That said, I am not going to repeat this recipe without making some changes. It works perfectly fine if you want a traditional Italian gnocchi, but for our taste buds a little something extra was required. This one was a bit too potato-ey and cheesy.
Do you have any interesting gnocchi recipes we can try or do you have any suggestions to tweak this recipe?
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