Sweet potatoes are a great side dish for any meal. They are full of vitamins and nutrients, and taste delicious. There are many ways to prepare a potato, for a meal. Tonight was my first time trying to make gnocchi. I figured why not make them with sweet potatoes. My creativity helped me enjoy a meal I had never had before.
Making the gnocchi was fun, and easy. Forming the proper shape for presentation was a challenge. However, the shape of gnocchi I made did not effect it’s flavor or taste.
The steps for production were easy. First I mixed the gnocchi. Which was less of a mess than I thought it would be. The sweet potatoes and egg held everything together.
Second I rolled four portions of sweet potato gnocchi dough. Convert portion balls into logs. Followed by cutting the logs them into pieces.
These delectable sweet potato gnocchi were then shaped with a fork, boiled and iced bathed. The ice bath stops them from sticking and being mushy.
Finally for added flavor I fried my sweet potato gnocchi in butter. This final step added flavor and made them nice and crisp, but still kept the insides soft. I would definitely make these again with other ingredients as well for flavor. They were fun to make. Delicious to taste. Moreover not time consuming. I did this all in 30 min. So give some gnocchi a try for a different side.
For a full meal I braised some chicken breast, and made a spinach ricotta cream sauce, with the gnocchi. This paired very well.