Every time I see my friend Sarah she asks me if I’ve tried Gnocchi and that I need to try Gnocchi. She is a fellow foodie and I think it shocks and disgusts her that I haven’t tried a basic potato dumpling.
So while I was wondering what to make for dinner with what I had in the fridge, I decided to give Gnocchi a try. I found this recipe and started making dinner. I was a little nervous that it would taste soggy and gross, especially since the author of the recipe mentioned that it would only take seconds to over-cook them.
Plus Rich came home early and was starving, he said he didn’t want to snack on chips since it would ruin his dinner but I could see the signs of ‘Hangry’ (hunger that turns into anger) in his eyes as he watched me cook.
In the end I was actually pleased with how easy it was and how easy it turned out. I think the Gnocchi would be great with a pesto sauce or even a vegan vodka sauce. Or with vegan mozzarella.
Rolling it out.
I ended up simmering some onions, garlic, tomatoes, spices, tomato sauce and red wine which turned out nicely. In addition to my 30 day yoga challenge I am also cutting out alcohol and therefore I might have gone a little crazy with wine in the sauce for Rich out of envy…
Gnocchi simmering in the red wine tomato sauce.