Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sweet Potato Gnocchi for Donna Hay

I love Donna Hay recipes for the simplicity and the beautiful photos. I don't think gnocchi is either simple or particularly photogenic, but I love eating it. So when Linnylu chose gnocchi as the theme for Hay, Hay, it's Donna Day #14, I knew I was going to have a go.
I'd like to say I came up with a completely new and original recipe, but this stuff is difficult! I've had gnocchi disasters before. (Hint: If you're going to freeze 'raw' gnocchi for later, you probably want to flash freeze it. Or eat a lot of potato cakes.) I found a recipe for Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage on epicurious, and proceeded to make an enourmous mess. I also made some cute little gnocchi's, that maybe aren't so ugly after all. The colour was great, but the best thing was the sage butter. Unfortunately I can't add the aroma to the photo for you!

7 comments:

Lynne said...

I know I would like this as I love sweet potatoes. Thanks for entering.

fitcat said...

Gnocchi looks a bit beyond my reach but I am definitely trying that quiche recipe that you posted a few back. Now that we're settled in the new house I'm making quite an effort to try new recipes. I'm even going to see if I can source some fresh eggs from the markets this Saturday. :)

kazari_lu said...

Be brave fitcat!
It's not tricky, just a bit time consuming. and I always get flour all over the place : )

Chris said...

You Gnocchi came out beautifully! Mine didn't come out as mouthwatering-looking as yours....hopefully next time!

Barbara said...

I love the sound of this gnocchi. Thanks for joining HHDD.

joey said...

I never thought of sweet potato gnocchi, as opposed to regular potato...it must be so yummy! I love sweet potato so I'm sure I would like this :) And the color is great!

kazari_lu said...

The colour is brilliant, isn't it? I love sweet potato too - I think I'd eat it in anything!