gnocchi with sage & brown butter

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Another gluten-free favorite–potato gnocchi with anything!  A sauce of butter scented with sage doesn’t hurt.

Recipe after the jump…

The GF potato gnocchi recipe I’ve developed:

4 large baking potatoes (Idaho-ish), baked.  Once handle-able, but still warm, scoop out the insides and rice ’em (you will need a ricer, but having one is so handy–you won’t regret it!) into a bowl.  Add 2 eggs to the riced potatoes, as well as 3/4 – 1 cup potato starch and stir to get the dough to stick together (if you need to, add more starch).  Sprinkle a cookie sheet with more starch, and roll out 1/8th of the dough into a rod (about 1/2″ diameter).  Cut into 1″ pieces, and either use immediately, or freeze on the cookie sheet (then transfer to a bag to store in freezer).

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When you’re ready to eat, take out a handful per person, and boil for about 4 minutes in generously salted water–when the gnocchi float, they’re ready to go!

To make this dish, I sauteed diced butternut squash in butter & oil with salt & pepper, then removed the cooked squash to a bowl (I made sure to get some color on them–if you like a bit of crunch, go for it!).  I melted 3-4 tablespoons butter in the same pan, and once it started to get a little browned (you want to gently heat up and brown the butter–not burn it!), I threw in a small handful of fresh sage leaves to fry and fragrance the butter.  Before serving, I added the gnocchi to the sauce in the skillet to coat them and give them a little color, too.

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Add the gnocchi & brown butter sauce to the butternut squash and sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top.

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