What are your typical Valentines Day plans? Do you have a quiet night at home, head out to your favorite restaurant or order in your favorite take out? All of those options sound like a wonderful night to me! However much I enjoy good lo mein, Chris and I typically cook at home. I think that I was very lucky to find a man who enjoys spending so much time in the kitchen! While it may seem ambitious to make homemade pasta, making gnocchi is something very simple and delicious to make. Here is a wonderful recipe that my friends at Turning Stone Casino recently shared with me.
Recipe provided by Turning Stone Casino courtesy of Chef Michael Zmigrodski
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 lightly beaten large eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (2-in.) rosemary sprig
2 cups whole milk ricotta
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
How to do it:
1. Stir eggs, nutmeg, ricotta, 1 cup of cheese, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper. Now add flour to form a soft dough.
2. With floured hands, shape the dough in 2, 1-inch ropes. Cut crosswise with a floured knife. Be sure to layer pan with parchment paper.
4. Cook rosemary with butter on medium-low heat until golden brown for 5 minutes.
5. Toss gnocchi with brown butter and sprinkle with salt and 1/2 cup of cheese.
These gnocchi were very simple and delicious to make. Do not be afraid of using a little extra flour when rolling these out! The dough can be a bit sticky! I will definitely being adding this recipe to my pile of favorites.
What are you planning on doing this Valentines Day?
Chris worked as my photographer while I was whipping up the gnocchi, I love how these pictures came out!
First photo via Pinterest.