Unlike the first reviewer who didn't make the Gnocchi's (so what's there to review?) I did make them. They weren't that hard to make. But they did seem to be missing something but they were good enough to make again.
Potato Gnocchi with Lemon-Thyme Sauce
crosscourt Posted: 03/29/10
laleonaenojada Posted: 05/29/10
While I agree with most of the above reviewers that the sauce on this was underwhelming, this recipe is worth it for the home made gnocchi alone. I hadn't ever made my own pasta before this, and having tried other gnocchi recipes since, this is definitely the best gnocchi recipe I've used. Bake your potatoes in the microwave (10 min instead of an hour) and budget about twenty minutes from the time you finish ricing the potatoes until your gnocchi are made. If you don't have a ricer, just push the baked potato through a mesh sieve or wire colander. You could probably also just mash the potato, but I think ricing gives it an airier texture.
BlueToBlue Posted: 04/30/10
This recipe was disappointing. I made the gnocchi and it just didn't come out that well. I'm not sure if I over cooked it or undercooked it, but it was bland and mushy. It just didn't hold up well during boiling. The sauce came out well, but I added rosemary to it, used dried thyme because fresh thyme is such a pain, and also tossed in some prosciutto to make a main dish out of it. I might try the sauce again, but with store-bought gnocchi.
sedutta Posted: 03/21/10
This was just OK. I bought some gnocchi isntead of making my own and I added asparagus to the mix. I also added some more salt. It tasted like something was missing, though. I don't know what I'd add to make this tastier- maybe sautee some garlic and add some more spices (basil?). I may try this again with some tweaks, but if I had made my own gnocchi, I think would have been very disappointed at the lack of taste considering the time put in.
posterchild Posted: 08/28/10
I can't believe I made gnocchi! Always wanted to -- never tried. And it was GOOD! I liked the sauce as well. Not my favorite sauce, but it was interesting and tasty. The same old same old sauces get boring, right? P.S. Store bought gnocchi wouldn't have been the same. Just sayin'.
VaBelle35 Posted: 04/02/10
I wasn't sure about the sauce for this, so I decided to buy pre-made gnocchi and try it first. I'm glad I did. The flavors in this sauce just never came together for me. I think sage would be a better herb for this. I wouldn't make again.
luvdaspicy Posted: 04/15/10
I didn't have the time to make the gnocchi so I substituted with store bought. Something to consider is purchasing the smaller sized gnocchi as the larger size was not able to carry the sauce well. The flavor of the sauce did not extend into the middle of the gnocchi which left just a sour taste. Left off the cheese as the flavor of the main recipe was not that good. I ended up salvaging the recipe by changing it into hot German potato gnocchi!! Which was very good -- cut the gnocchi into halves, added some more onion, some celery, and the vinegar/sugar mix along with some fresh parsley -- Delicious!
lanyard13 Posted: 04/07/10
Even though I used packaged gnocchi, I would definitely make this again. Delicious. Melted in my mouth. Next time I will make the gnocchi!
jarnolduf Posted: 09/26/11
This was delicious! We made a few changes, namely my husband misread the directions and used 4 tablespoons of butter instead of 4 teaspoons. We also added a garlic clove with the shallot and sprinkled the final product with chopped walnuts for extra crunch. We will definitely make this again.
ReginaPhelps Posted: 12/19/11
I doubled the lemon (used meyer lemons) and it would have been a five star if I made my own gnocchi - used store bought and just not the same...
LindaThiel Posted: 12/31/12
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!