How to make it

  • Gnocchi
  • Scrub potatoes, boil in their skin. Drain and let cool to handle, peel and mash through a ricer. When completely cool, combine with egg, olive oil and salt. Gradually add flour. Kneed to make smooth dough. Roll into rope like strips. Cut into 1” pieces. Roll one end thinner to resemble a bat. Drop into boiling water and cook a couple of minutes longer after they rise to the surface. This is better done in smaller batches. Drain and hold for sauce.
  • Meatballs
  • Break up the bread in a bowl and cover it with warm water. Let it sit. Combine the lemon juice, zest, herbs and garlic in another small bowl. Put the meat in a large bowl adding salt and pepper. Add the lemon mixture to the meat a little at a time while mixing the meat with your hands of course. Squeeze as much water as you can out of the bread until you end up with a paste. Add that to the meat, a little at a time, mixing with your hands, of course. Add in the egg for the final mixing. Roll into about 20 medium sized meatballs. Put parchment on a sheet pan and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Sauce
  • In a sauce pan large enough to hold all of the Gnocchi over medium flame melt butter, add chicken fat, add garlic and a little salt and pepper and cook for a couple of minutes. Add lemon juice and zest and whisk. Add chicken stock and whisk for a couple more minutes. Add all of the meatballs cover and turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the meatballs and hold in a warm oven. Remove and discard the garlic. Remove any visible fat left behind from the meatballs. Turn heat back up to medium, whisk in the cream a little at a time. Let reduce for 10 minutes. While this is going on cook the Gnocchi. Drain in a colander. Add the cheese to the sauce, whisk, add the drained Gnocchi to the sauce and stir on the heat until coated. Put in a bowl and top with some ground black pepper and as many meatballs as you are going to serve. Mangia.

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    " It was excellent "
    deliathecrone ate it and said...
    Oh John, I LOVE potatoes, and gnocchi is my favorite way to fix them! Thanks for this one - it got a big 5!!!
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