I also used store bought gnocchi. I added grated cheese to the sauce and a little more lemon. We loved it. My husband said it was restaurant quality. Will make again. Super easy!
Potato Gnocchi with Lemon-Thyme Sauce
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 182
- Fat: 6.3g
- Saturated fat: 2.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Protein: 3.8g
- Carbohydrate: 28.5g
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Cholesterol: 8.2mg
- Iron: 1.1mg
- Sodium: 337mg
- Calcium: 32mg
- 2 (10-ounce) baking potatoes
- 2.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
- 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- Cooking spray
- 1 gallon water
- 4 teaspoons butter
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- Dash of kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons shaved fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
- 2. Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Peel potatoes; discard peels. Press cooked potatoes through a potato ricer into a large bowl. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup and spoon; level with a knife. Combine potatoes, flour, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Stir well to form a dough.
- 3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Divide dough into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 20-inch-long rope. Cut each rope into 20 (1-inch) pieces; roll each piece into a ball. Working with 1 dough piece at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), using your thumb, roll dough piece down the tines of a lightly floured fork (gnocchi will have ridges on 1 side and an indentation on the other). Place gnocchi on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cover and set aside.
- 4. Bring 1 gallon water and 1 teaspoon salt to boil in a large Dutch oven. Add half of gnocchi to boiling water; cook gnocchi for 1 1/2 minutes or until done (gnocchi will rise to the surface). Remove gnocchi with a slotted spoon, and place in a colander to drain. Repeat procedure with remaining gnocchi.
- 5. Heat butter and olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallots to pan; cook for 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally (do not brown). Stir in lemon rind, thyme, juice, and dash of salt. Combine butter mixture, gnocchi, cheese, and pepper in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
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