Jan 10, 2014

Gnocchi alla sorrentina


Rustic Italian at its best...

Recipe adapted from Giallo Zafferano
time: 40 minutes preparation + 10 min baking + 10 min cooling

 ingredients 
gnocchi
1 kg (2 lbs) potatoes, cooked whole, no salt
300 g (2 cups) regular flour OR what I used: 150 g (1 cup) regular flour and 120 g (1 cup) whole spelt flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
olive oil for drizzling
sauce
750 g (about 3 cups) tomato sauce (passata di pomodoro)
1 Tablespoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
topping
50 g (about 2 oz) grated Parmesan
150 g (about 5 oz) mozzarella, diced

 instructions 
Prepare a medium/large ceramic dish. In a medium saucepan, heat through tomato sauce with basil and salt (about 5-10 minutes). Prepare gnocchi. Meanwhile...

Preheat the oven to medium heat, top grill function. Place cooked gnocchi in the ceramic dish and drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking. Cover gnocchi with tomato sauce and Parmesan. Top it with mozzarella. Place it in the hot oven for 10 minutes till cheese is melted on top. Remove from heat, let it sit for about 10 minutes and serve.
NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES NOTES 
  • simple yet delicious...I should have come up with this by myself, but then I couldn't have called it alla sorrentina...love the way it sounds; 
  • I'm not even a big fan of tomato sauce; here...I couldn't get enough of it; tomato sauce thickens as it cools (just a bit) and the whole thing becomes even more yummy;
  • I bet that's what bambini eat and adore.

14 comments:

  1. I love gnocchi (even though I never know how to pronounce it correctly). This dish looks like such a comfort food, love the red sauce! I never made gnocchi from scratch, but did purchase packaged ones quite a few times.

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  2. I have always wanted to try making gnocchi at home - but have yet to get around to doing it! Hopefully in 2014! Love that sauce - so simple but I bet it's wonderful! Have a great weekend : )

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  3. Scrumptious and so comforting! A great dish.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Dear Elizbieta, Such comfort and a delicious meal for this cold weather.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  5. Looks incredibly comforting!

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  6. Sublime comfort food and I would happily have this tonight for dinner. Even in the heat!

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  7. Your gnocchi looks fantastic! I would love to try making gnocchi at home. Yours looks delicious and the sauce sounds so good :)

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  8. Talking about the ultimate comfort food! This looks so flavourful and mouthwatering.

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  9. really delicious Ela!!

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  10. Pure bliss! Perfect winter dish!

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  11. My boys would kill for this kind of gnocchi...Very comforting!

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  12. Ooh Ela this is pure decadence! I love gnocchi!

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  13. What a mouthwatering dish!
    Love it!

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