Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Gnocchi

This dish is just delicious!  I love Gnocchi anyway, but made with Sweet Potato and stri-fried - what could be better?

I found this recipe in a Morrisons magazine - adapted it ever so slightly as it didn't work too well for me as it was.

Taking two decent sized Sweet Potatoes I stuck them in the oven to bake.

Then split them open and scooped out all the delicious orange flesh.  (It could be worth waiting until they have cooled down a little or you may end up juggling and cursing just like me)

Pop the flesh in a bowl and mix in an egg yolk.  If you have a dog give them the white, they like it lots  :)

The recipe calls for 150g of plain flour.  I found this was no where near enough as it was way to sticky to handle. More like 200g would work better in my opinion.

Form it into a good firm lump of dough, wrap it in clingfilm and pop it in the fridge for ages.  (or as long as you can manage, but at least half an hour)

Take it out and divide it into 4 equal parts.  Roll each part into a long sausage.  This bit is tricky, it's not like plasticine.  I ended up just squeezing and stretching until it looked long enough.

Then chop it up into bits. 

Each of the quarters will serve one person with added veg etc... you will need 2 quarters if you are not adding extras to it.  Any extra can be frozen by popping it on a tray so the bits do not touch each other, and popping the tray straight in the freezer.

When frozen, bag the bits up into portion size.   Excuse my "cones" they are actually icing bags as I had no food bags left in my draw!  But don't they look cute?

Back to the job in hand.  Bring a pan of salted water to a rolling boil and pop in your Gnocchi.  Remove it after about 3 minutes when it has floated to the top.

Keep to one side.  You can do all this as early prep and just fry it off when needed if you prefer.

Heat some olive oil in a non-stick frying pan - I like this Chilli infused oil, you can use any  :)

Chuck in some cherry tomatoes and button mushrooms. and fry for a few minutes.

Add the Gnocci and continue to stir-fry until all veg is cooked through and tender and the Gnocchi is just starting to 'catch' and turn brown.

Eat and enjoy  :)  Easy peasy  Gnocchi.


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