Gnocchi With Browned Butter

I have to admit it took me awhile to like gnocchi. We were in Maui at one of the Hotels for a dinner out and they had pumpkin gnocchi. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. It was out of this world.

This recipe, although not pumpkin, is just as good, provided you cook them until they are browned.

  • 1  1/2 lbs. gnocchi (simple, buy ready made)
  • 1/4 cup butter or more (do not use margarine)
  • 7  fresh sage leaves
  • 1 whole lemon, juiced

In a larage saucepot, boil water. Add the gnocchi and cook for about 4 minutes – until they float to the top. Strain.

In a fry pan, melt the butter (add more as  you wish) and add the gnocchi and toss. Add the sage leaves. Cook, turning often until lightly browned and the sage leaves are crispy.

When the butter is nicely browned (not burned), add the lemon juice.

OMG this is good. If you wish, serve with a chilled Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.

My mouth is watering…..supper is hours away.


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