I am taking part in a bi-weekly food challenge with a group of friends. I chose parsnips for this challenge.
I found this recipe online here: http://www.nooschi.com/2009/07/parsnip-and-chive-gnocchi.html
I followed the recipe pretty much exactly but added mushrooms to the garlic butter sauce.
Parsnip and Chive Gnocchi
1 lb of parsnips
1 1/2 cups of sifted flour
1/4 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
1 Tbsp chives, finely chopped (I used dehydrated chives)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Peel the parsnips and cook in a large pot of boiling water until tender (approx 25-35 minutes). Drain and allow the parsnips to cool and dry.
2. In a large bowl, mash the parsnips. Slowly add in the flour and mix thoroughly. Add in the chives, Parmesan cheese, and a dash of salt and pepper. Mix well.
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the gnocchi mixture into a thick snake-like shape (about 1 inch diameter). Cut the snake-like gnocchi mixture into small 3/4 inch pieces. Roll each small 3/4 inch piece into an oval shape. With your thumb, press the gnocchi, into the back of the tines of a fork, creating a ribbed imprint.
4. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place the gnocchi into the pot of boiling water.
The gnocchi is ready when it floats to the surface. Drain and serve.
Because this gnocchi has such a nice flavour on its own, I served it with a simple garlic mushroom butter sauce. To garnish, I used freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Yum!! This recipe is a keeper, one that I will make again and again!
This recipe yields 4 servings.
mashing the flour into the parsnips
the dough is ready to work with
rolling the gnocchi on the back of a fork
sliced mushrooms for the sauce
yum, ready to eat!