Friday, August 20, 2010

Potato Gnocchi with Kale

Last year I saw a picture of gnocchi in a magazine and memories of gluten-filled days flooded my mind.  Pasta, Betty Crocker cakes out of the box (my fave!), french bread, croutons, my mom's cookies, pizza dough and many other things came home to roost.  Granted I can now make several of these things on my own having adjusted well to gluten-free living, but the gnocchi is something I hadn't ventured to try so in came a special request to the Chef.

It took some experimentation with different flour blends, but cut to the present and this dish is now a regular of ours.  The kale on the side is an added bonus that makes it interesting and even more delicious.  We spared you the gluten-free version, but if anyone out there would like it please don't hesitate to send me an email or leave me a comment and I'll get the flour blend we use for this recipe right over to you.

Enjoy everyone! (p.s. - i'm swamped at work, but still reading your blogs even though i'm stretched too thin to comment properly.  hopefully it'll smooth out soon!)

Potato Gnocchi with Kale
Ingredients
Gnocchi
1       potato
1       egg yolk
1/8C flour
1t      salt

Kale
3C    kale sliced 1/4 inch
3T    olive oil
3cl.   garlic slice thin
2t     red chili flakes
2T    water
salt and pepper to taste
squeeze lemon

Parmesan shaved for garnish.

Method
Gnocchi

Preheat oven to 450.
Poke potato and microwave for 5 minutes, finishing it in the oven for about 15 minutes more.
While potato is hot remove skin and mash until smooth and warm to touch (vs. hot).


Add egg yolk and salt, mix until completely cooled and smooth.


Add flour and bring together forming a ball - if dough is still sticky add flour until it doesn't stick to your hand.


Knead on table for 30sec until combined.  Careful not to overwork or your dumplings will be tough. To know it's right press gently with finger, it should spring back half way.


Cut in thirds and roll into tubes.


Cut on angle about 1/2 inch each.


Here are the next steps with accompanying pictures.  You will be rolling each one into a ball and rolling out on a fork. So begin by holding one with your middle finger and thumb, press it into the fork making an indention with your index finger and finish by rolling over with thumb.

 At the end you'll have a nice pile of these.

Drop into boiling water. Once they float, remove after about 30 seconds and place into ice water.


Once chilled place on paper towel to dry.  They can be stored in the fridge for three days or frozen. To finish saute in olive oil until crispy - about 1min per side.


Kale
For the kale begin by slicing it on the width in half inch strips; place in a bowl and set aside.  Slice the garlic and set aside.

Next - add oil to your pan and heat it up on the stove top to warm the oil, but not too hot.   Add chili flakes and garlic, cooking for approximately 2minutes on low to medium heat.


Add kale cooking until it wilts, stir occasionally.  Add water cooking until it evaporates.  Pull the pan from the stove seasoning the kale with lemon and salt and pepper.


We cook the gnocchi first, so at this point we toss it back into the pan with the kale, return it to the stove top to slightly warm, and then plate.

Garnish with shaved Parmesan and ta-da!!

Let me assure you that this was the pretty plate for the picture.  At times we do have fun eating little piles of food like this because it's nice to do fancy stuff for yourself at home.  When we make this particular dish, however, it's usually a portion 2 or 3 times this size - or repeated visits for refills because it's soooo good.  Please let us know if you try it and how it works out. 

If you read Annie's blog or Iva's blog they've given some great information on kale recently.  It has so many health benefits and is one of my favorite leafy greens.  You should totally check out their blogs for the down low.
 
Before I forget - If you are interested in learning more about pricing/options on the Dutzi handbags and totes, please leave me a comment or email so I can get information to you.  I have special (very reasonable) pricing available for a limited time for readers of my blog, and am happy to answer any questions you might have.  Thanks in advance to everyone who has inquired - I will be emailing information tomorrow and throughout the weekend.

And with that, I'm out.  I hope you have a great, relaxing, fun weekend.  Summer's winding down so quickly we have to soak in every last minute!  Happy Weekend Everyone!

86 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I always wanted to make my own potato Gnocchi...Love the step by step photos...I am saving this one!!!...I always crave comfort food like that...and Kale is so healthy and yummy:)

Thanks,sweetheart and have a sunny,warm and very happy weekend:)

jamie-lee said...

I've never really been the biggest fan of kale, but this recipe sounds really good - I think I might have to give it another go! x

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kirstyb said...

looks sooooo yummy xxxxxx

Café Bellini said...

I've never made gnocchi... seems straightforward enough. And I don't know if I've ever tried kale - but this looks delicious with the garlic. And parmesan oh yum! Have a great weekend!

Immelia said...

seems to be very delicious!!but I think its hard work too :D

ash said...

*drooling*
i love eat, but i'm to lazy to made my own food ^^;

adore u girl :)

Krystal said...

my love, that sounds amazing...when are you moving to switzerland again?? and i used kale on a homemade pizza and it was sooo good. i love it! it's everywhere here. hope you are doing well! bellisimos! (i think that means kisses. if not...then that's what i meant!)

Leia said...

Gnocchi is one of my favorites! This looks absolutely delicious, I'm so jealous that you have a live-in chef ;)

Leia

DT ~ RDH said...

nyom nyom nyom nyom nyom! :D

Debby said...

You make it look easy! I am not sure mine would come out so good but now I'm tempted to try! xo

PhotoPuddle said...

That looks rather nice. I've never actually made my own gnocchi. It's one of those things that just seems easier to buy but I may well just have a go one of these days!

sophiasa said...

oh my, that looks sooo good! Another awesome recipe I'm sure :D Can't wait to try out this one!

Cara said...

I have to admit-when I first started reading this, I was saying to myself that the dish will be too "heavy" for me-but after seeing the finished product, it doesn't look heavy at all!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I've actually never tried gnocchi and this makes me want to immediately!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have always wanted to make my own potato gnocchi but never did because I didnt have the skill levels to make it. Your meal looks fabulous...maybe eventually I will try it out.

xo

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I don't think I've ever eaten kale, but I do love gnocchi.

Debby said...

That looks so good. Those
Betty Croker box mixes are the best GF mixes that I have found.
ope work slows down for you soon.

Vic said...

you give the best tutorials:) i've been looking for gluten free foods because i heard it doesn't make you feel so bloated and i may have a sensitivity to it....this looks divine...i probably couldn't do it nearly as good as you(:

enjoy the weekend

Sher said...

Hmm, I think I've tried this before somewhere but for the life of me I can't remember where! Mostly likely on one of my europe travels:)

Have a lovely weekend dear Carrie!!

xx

OneCraftyFox said...

Yours looks far better than anything I could ever make, so set an extra plate!!

Have an awesome weekend :)

Melissa said...

Yum! I love gnocchi and kale, so this is perfection!

Nikki said...

OMG how did you make this look so easy! I've never dreamed of making my own gnochhi.. and i'ts my husbands all time favorite dish!
Thanks for this amazing recipe, I'm definitely saving it to try!
Have a great weekend Carrie!


xx
Nikki

Stacey said...

I was watching the fabulous Kimora on her reality show some time ago and she was revamping her diet to eat more healthily and all that good stuff. Anyway, she went to this famous chef who recommended kale and juicing it too. Since then, i have been meaning to include kale more in my cooking. You just presented an easy way to do so-thank you!

Karen said...

Gnocchi is my absolute favorite food in the world!! Your recipe looks amazing and I will definitely try it!!

Love your blog!! I am following you now, hope you will too!

Cheers,
Karen

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Jess said...

I have never had Kale or gnocchi but it looks amazing, you are lucccky lucky to live with a chef!!

Cool Gal said...

My goodness, that looks fabulous. I love Kale. This might be another recipe I'm going to have to try. Yum!

By the way, beautiful presentation. My mister could eat that in one bite. Ugg...

ryan said...

I love gnocchi so much, and I love Kale, just never tried the two together, yummy!

Marie Z. said...

Looks good! Too bad I have no inclination to learn how to cook : ( But I will!

Lacey in the City said...

Mmmm I love gnocchi!! Can I come over for gnocchi night?? Haha, you guys cook the yummiest looking things. I hope you're as ready for the weekend as I am, Miss Carrie! I can't wait to just do NOTHING.

xo

Marcie said...

Oh wow, Carrie! You made the dough and everything!! I am so impressed. It is so difficult to actually make the pasta yourself. A few holiday's ago, I made ravioli from scratch with my family, and it was hard.

You dish looks delish! I wish we were neighbors :).

Have a fantastic weekend!
M

Style, She Wrote said...

Wow, this looks yummy! I've always wanted to make my own gnocchis. You make it seem easy!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This sounds great! I'm up for anything with kale in it. I love kale!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I was watching Gossip Girl reruns last night and they were eating Gnocchi, and I thought...I need to try that. And now you've given me a recipe. Gah! I love you!! :)

christine said...

ohmygoodness, this looks so good! I love gnocchi!

Just found your blog and looking forward to reading more!!

Valerie said...

Potato Gnocchi is literally one of my favorite foods ever. I make them all the time with my mom and they're so easy! Yours with the kale look incredible, Carrie. Great job! Hope you have a great weekend, enjoying the few days of summer we're having. :)

xo
Valerie

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Wow! Those little gnocchi's look kinda work intensive, super cute and even more delicious! I was never a big fan of gnocchi until I went to Buenos Aires for the first time. For some reason (even though I ate meat at the time), the person I was with was always chowing down on famous Argentine beef, and I kept ordering crazy amounts of gnocchi. I couldn't get sick of it. But then I ate some wicked (in a not good way) gnocchi in Chile and have since abstained. This makes me want to try it again tho!

Also, never thought of moving to SoCal, but one never can tell. If one of us gets a job that way... In any case, my cousin lives there, and we go to visit every so often. Whenever that happens, a coffee or better yet cocktail date will be in order!

LyddieGal said...

Those look so decadent and indulgent... I haven't had gnocchi since Italy... Owm!!!

Chic on the Cheap

Annie said...

Yum Yum Yum!!!! This looks SOOO delicious. You know I love kale.Thanks for the shoutout ;)
Have a wonderful weekend! xo

BusyB said...

TadA IS RIGHT! lol! wanna come over and cook for me lol!!! that looks SO Good....I wrote it down thanks! might have a few questions if i find myself ...you know pulling my hair out lol!

Great pics!
have a great weekend...ITS GOING TO BE HOT HERE!!YAHOOOOOOO

Wild and Precious said...

this looks absolutely 100% delish!!

Josie said...

Mmmm, this looks SO tasty!
xo Josie
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Susan said...

I love it when you cook for me...hahaha

cheers
Susan

Victoria said...

This looks so yummy, I never would have thought about making my own gnocchi, but I definitely will now. Thanks :) xxx

PursuitOfLLT said...

yum, yum!! I absolutely LOVE gnocchi!! would you mind sending me the GF version when you get a chance? take your time!
pursuitofllt@gmail.com

Katie said...

That looks SO good. You know I'm not much of a cook but maybe I can convince Jared to make this for us haha.

S.Elisabeth said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Oh my gosh this looks too delicious, must look away because I haven't exercised today!! The next thing you know I'll be in my kitchen making a very bad version of this (possibly burning my attempt!)

Peetzi Jen said...

Peeez peeez share the gluten-free flour formula...my Pa is a gluten-free guy and I'd LOVE to make this for him. He doesn't get "pasta" very often.

Mmmm mmmm good! LOVE these recipes...thank you Chef!!

XOXO!

Adele said...

I love Gnocci!

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The Petite Blogger said...

im getting hungry!!! i love gnocci!

xoxo jenna
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Alicia said...

YUM Carrie - as an italian girl i live on pasta, and gnocchi is definitely one of my favorite dishes. This sounds so tasty and I really need to experiment more with kale!

thanks again for the jcrew tip! i love that you thought of me ;) enjoy your weekend. xx

La Boheme said...

Yum. This sounds delicious! xoxo

kendall k. said...

mmmmm that looks so good. time for lunch!

thank you so much for your kind words, they really mean a lot :)

Have a great weekend! xo

Dawn said...

oh WOW....I have always wanted to make this but always thought it impossibly difficult! I need to try it...looks WAaaay to good!
Thanks for the low-down:)
Happy weekend to you ....
dawn:)

this free bird said...

Alicia and Kendall - that's what we do here at the bird! we look out for our girls!! and now i will stop referring to myself in the plural.

xoxo,
Carrie

Kristin W said...

Ah! I spent two months in Buenos Aires and fell in LOVE with gnocchi! I would love to attempt making my own, but I'm afraid of the time commitment and likeliness for a faulty outcome (obv I'm not a cook). Thanks for all the details...I'd love to try this :)

Daisy said...

Carrie what a great recipe! I made a gnocci dish but mine were NOT homemade. I agree, we must soak up every last bit of summer!! I'm going to do just that. Have an awesome weekend and I hope work settles. xoxo

style'n said...

wow did you cook all this (from scratch) and take these lovely pictures? quite impressed Carrie!! And I must try this. Ok so I am having Valerie's quinoa Sunday and my mom is visiting (she is vegetarian) so looks like we'll have kale gnocchi monday! I love you guys for helping me with my menu this week. have a great weekend,
naina

Mo Pie, Please said...

Wow this looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Home made gnocchi is fantastic and I love watching my personal chef make it!

Daniela said...

come visit me...and bring chef!! ahahah

Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

I generally HATE kale, but you make it look good! I just might try this :)

xoxo Maria

Kristin said...

OMG, homemade gnocchi...be still my heart!

Jammer said...

haha no worries, I know you were just messing that's why you are as awesome as you are.

PS - Your tide stain stick is in the mail. And, I'm glad to see that you are eating your veggies.

Love, Mom

Turquoise and Lily said...

aawww yummy.. you are talented to cook i think :)

Abby said...

This looks amazing. I love potatoes so I should try this dish!

Raez said...

great recipe, must try it asap!!

xx raez

TOPCOAT said...

Yumm, it looks soo tasty!! xx


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style baro said...

oooooooooooo! AMAZING!
xoxo

Sarah said...

I was going to say, that portion is far, far too small! It looks delicious! Isn't kale so good? I used to feed to to my pet guinea pig, no one ever told me how good it is!

Collette Osuna said...

Hello...I just discovered your blog....I love it...Im a new follower:) Im a vegetarian...so this recipe is right up my alley....have a great day!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy. Can we just make a pact? You make this I will bring the booze. Yum, that looks SO good!
xo
amanda

stephanie said...

i've always wanted to make gnocci because i really like saying it! ha! this looks delish and i can't wait to try it myself :)

S and O said...

Yummo those look so good, and so cute too :D

Xoxo
Sarah

The Zhush said...

The photography here looks as great as this dish sounds....yum!

Jesa said...

AH! Seriously YUM! This looks TOO freakin' good!!!

Hope your having a wonderful weekend beautiful!!

Cheers, Jesa :)

Punctuation Mark said...

YUM!!! delicious... have a great rest of the weekend!

gleenn said...

wow, this is very interesting. The end result is so worth the trouble. Yummy!

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Join the Gossip said...

I LOVE gnocci! This looks amazing!

PS...added you to my blogroll =)

Anna Jane said...

oh my gosh that looks unreal. what a great meal - it makes me feel ambitious and now i want to make homemade pasta. hope you had a good weekend!

xx anna jane

Jess said...

The first and only time I've had gnocchi was in Italy and I absolutely loved it. Not sure why I haven't had it since. Maybe I'll try this.... thanks for sharing!

Hope you had a great weekend!!

Lovely B. said...

Oh yum. I love Gnocchi! This looks delish :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I love Kale! I don't really eat pasta but am tempted to try my hand at this dish. Ah, and how toothsome it all loos too;-)

Emilie said...

OMG it looks so delicious I need to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

OMG!!! That looks really really good!

Joy Chou said...

MMMM. This looks absolutely divine!! I've been wanting to make gnocchi for some time now and now I have the perfect excuse/recipe!!

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Anna Walker said...

Looks okay. Ha the first and only time I had gnocchi was last week I think. I didn't really like it, but this sounds wayyyy better than what I had! :D

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