Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Sweetened Brown ButterFrom thepiggs 8 years ago
- 2 1-pound red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), rinsed, patted dry, pierced all over with fork shopping list
- 1 12-ounce container fresh ricotta cheese, drained in sieve at least 2 hours shopping list
- 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces) shopping list
- 2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar shopping list
- 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons sea salt shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg shopping list
- 2 ¾ cups (about) all purpose flour shopping list
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter shopping list
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar shopping list
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon shopping list
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans shopping list
How to make it
- Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place sweet potatoes on plate; microwave on high until tender, about 5 minutes per side. Cut in half and cool. Scrape sweet potato flesh into medium bowl and mash; transfer 3 cups to large bowl. Add ricotta cheese; blend well. Add Parmesan cheese, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, and nutmeg; mash to blend. Mix in flour, about 1/2 cup at a time, until soft dough forms.
- Turn dough out onto floured surface; divide into 6 equal pieces. Rolling between palms and floured work surface, form each piece into 20-inch-long rope (about 1 inch in diameter), sprinkling with flour as needed if sticky. Cut each rope into 20 pieces. Roll each piece over tines of fork to indent. Transfer to baking sheet.
- Bring large pot of water to boil; add 2 tablespoons salt and return to boil. Working in batches, boil gnocchi until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer gnocchi to clean rimmed baking sheet. Cool completely. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)
- Preheat oven to 300°F. Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until butter solids are brown and have toasty aroma, swirling pan occasionally, about 5 minutes.
- (Reserve ¼ cup of the melted butter, Add 2 teaspoons brown sugar and 1/8 tsp cinnamon to ¼ cup of the melted butter, add half of this mixture to the last minute of sautéing of each batch.)
- Transfer half of remaining butter to large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add half of gnocchi. Sauté until gnocchi are heated through, about 6 minutes. Empty skillet onto rimmed baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter and gnocchi.
- Cover with foil and return baking sheet to oven until ready to serve.
- Divide gnocchi and sauce among shallow bowls. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
- Bon Appétit
- December 2005