Recipe: Gnocchi and Crispy Prosciutto


 

Gnocchi with Crispy Bacon, Courtesy: www.betterrecipes.com
Gnocchi with Crispy Bacon, Courtesy: http://www.betterrecipes.com

Gnocchi (pronounced “NYO-kee”) means “dumplings” in Italian and refers to a type of Italian dumpling made from potatoes and flour. They are often mistaken for a type of pasta, which they are not. Rather, they are often served as a first course, as an alternative to soup or pasta.

Served with oven-crisped prosciutto (a thinly sliced, salt-cured ham), this dish will have your guests thinking you are a true gourmet.

Ingredients:
2 oz. prosciutto
2 tsp. olive oil
1 lb. gnocchi
6 Tbsp. butter, salted
1 medium shallot, chopped
2 tsp. fresh sage
¼ tsp. salt
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a baking sheet with oil or nonstick spray.
  3. Lay each slice of prosciutto individually on the baking sheet.
  4. Bakeprosciutto for 5 to 7 minutes or until it becomes crispy. Let cool.
  5. Tear prosciutto into small pieces.
  6. Cook gnocchi in a quart of water according to package directions or until they float to top.
  7. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat and stir for 2 to 4 minutes.
  8. When butter is brown, turn off heat and add shallot.
  9. Add sage, salt and fresh lemon juice.
  10. Add cooked gnocchi and stir to coat.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Top with prosciutto and cheese.
  13. Garnish with arugula, if desired.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • You can substitute bacon for the (more expensive) prosciutto, but it will be a little less flavorful and may need some additional salt.
  • You can substitute white onion for the shallot, but it will be a stronger taste of onion.

Yield: 6 servings

Source: http://easy.betterrecipes.com/gourmet-gnocchi-and-prosciutto.html#ixzz3c1hV2tWC, Submitted by dank26660

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