Gnocchi with brown butter, crispy sage and broccoli

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Gnocchi with brown butter, crispy sage and broccoli
Serves 4
A delicious comfort food so easy too make. Light and tasty gnocchi with brown butter and crispy greens.
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Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 800g potato
  2. 300g all-purpose gluten free flour or normal wheat flour
  3. 1 egg
  4. ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. salt and pepper to taste
  6. Extra rice flour for dusting or normal wheat flour
  7. 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  8. 3 garlic cloves grated
  9. 10-12 sage leaves torn or chopped into pieces
  10. 8 heads of long stemmed broccoli chopped up - stalks chopped off as only using the heads of the broccoli.
  11. 300g butter
  12. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  13. salt and pepper to taste
  14. grated parmesan cheese for garnish
  15. Optional - two duck breasts cooked and sliced
  16. Crispy potato skins - olive oil, salt and smoked paprika.
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 200ºC. Rinse and prick the potatoes, bake them until they are cooked, approximately 45 minutes.
  2. Scoop all the flesh out of the potato skins into a bowl and mash. Reserve the skins for a treat later.
  3. A potato ricer is an amazing tool to have for making smooth mash and gnocchi. I would highly recommend it. I put the potato mash through the ricer twice, too ensure a smooth fluffy gnocchi. You can mash it with a potato masher if all else fails but make sure it is really lump free.
  4. Add the flour, egg, salt, pepper and nutmeg to the mash and mix with a fork until combined and then with your hands to form a light dough. Be careful not to over work the mash/dough as it will release starch and make a heavy gnocchi.
  5. Flour a surface with whichever flour you are using and take small handfuls of the dough, roll them into sausages about 2cm in diameter. Chop them into bite size pieces and lay them on a floured tray. The dough will make enough gnocchi for 4 people as a main course.
  6. Too cook the gnocchi put a large pot of salted water onto boil. Add small portions of gnocchi to the water at a time. The gnocchi is ready when it rises to the surface of the water. Use a slotted spoon to remove them. I placed all the gnocchi into a large frying pan.
  7. To make the brown butter sauce: add all the butter to a frying pan and allow it to melt and bubble, add the garlic, sage, chilli and broccoli. Continue to fry the butter. The butter will start to go brown and the herbs and broccoli will become crispy. Don't let it burn, remove from the heat and add the lemon juice - which will splatter and sizzle. Season to taste.
  8. Pour this over the cooked gnocchi and sauté the whole lot in the pan for a few minutes to reheat the gnocchi.
  9. Sprinkle with plenty of parmesan cheese just before serving.
  10. I added a few slices of duck breast to the dish for a small protein kick. (optional)
  11. While the oven is still warm from baking the potatoes, slice the potato skins in half after having scooped out all their flesh and lay them on a baking tray. Rub them with olive oil, salt and a good sprinkle of smoked paprika. Bake them for 10-15 minutes until crispy. These make a delicious pre-dinner snack for the starving masses and you won't waste any of the goodness of the potato. Great for dunking into a dip. Definitely not banting friendly!
Amanda In The Kitchen http://www.amandainthekitchen.com/
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