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Gnocchi with Browned Butter

Photo: Con Poulos; Styling: Helen Crowther
Hands-on time 35 mins
Total time 1 hr, 52 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 22 gnocchi)
Bastianich loves fresh sage with buttery gnocchi.

Ingredients

  • 2 (12-ounce) baking potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 quarts boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnut halves
  • 1/2 ounce fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano cheese, grated

Nutrition Information

  • calories 398
  • fat 15.2 g
  • satfat 6.8 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 3.7 g
  • protein 10.6 g
  • carbohydrate 56.4 g
  • fiber 3.6 g
  • cholesterol 78 mg
  • iron 3.4 mg
  • sodium 606 mg
  • calcium 73 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 40 minutes; drain. Cool; peel. Press potato flesh through a ricer. Spread potatoes on a baking sheet; sprinkle with salt. Cool.

  2. Scoop potatoes into a large bowl. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup. Add flour, and toss. Form a well in center. Add 2 tablespoons chives, pepper, and eggs; stir. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead just until dough comes together (about 1 minute).

  3. Cut dough into 4 equal portions, and roll each into a 22-inch-long rope. Cut each rope into 22 pieces. Score gnocchi with a fork. Cook half of gnocchi 3 minutes in boiling water. Repeat with remaining gnocchi; drain.

  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Add nuts; cook 2 minutes or until butter browns. Discard garlic. Set aside half of butter mixture. Add half of gnocchi to pan; toss. Cook 1 minute or until browned. Repeat with remaining butter and gnocchi. Divide gnocchi evenly among 4 shallow bowls. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chives and cheese.