Fried gnocchi

With caramelized tomatoes and rocket pesto

gnocchi Gnocchi is an italian pasta dish, which is actually something in between pasta and potatoes. You can boil or fry them, they go very well with pasta sauce or just with some butter and parmesan. In this article we would like to share our favorite gnocchi variation with you.

For the dough for four portions you'll need:

  • 350g of floury potatoes
  • one egg yolk
  • three tbsp of flour
  • three tbsp of semolina
  • a bit of salt and nutmeg

boil the potatoes in salt water and peel them afterwards, process them to mashed potatoes and add all the other ingredients. The dough should be smooth and a little sticky. At this point you could form a test-gnocchi and boil it to see if it holds together. It is done when it starts to swim on the water. If it will break you'll need more flour/semolina. If everything is fine add some flour to your working area, roll the dough out and cut it in to pieces. Use a fork to add pattern to to each gnocchi (i actually don't know why but … just do it).
Boil the gnocchis until their done and put them aside.

Ingredients for the caramelized tomatoes:

For the Pesto you'll need the following stuff:

  • 400g cherry tomatoes
  • two table spoons of olive oil
  • one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • one tablespoon of brown sugar
  • a bit pepper, salt and oregano
  • 200g rocket salad
  • 60g of pine nuts
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • 6 tbsp of olive oil
  • 6 tbsp of parmesan
  • a bit of salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients together except of the sugar, which goes on top.
Put it to the oven on 200 degrees until it looks good.
Put everything together and blend it until it looks like pesto.

Now it should be time to fry the gnocchi, for that take a tablespoon of butter and fry them until they get gold brown. Serve them together with the tomatoes and garnish with the juice of the tomatoes and the rocket pesto. buon appetito!