Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I thought I try to make my own sweet potato gnocchi. Overall it wasn’t bad at all. I think I may try it again, but if I am begin honest … I like when someone else does it for me LOL. I started by browsing the food network app and Pinterest for the best recipe. I had sweet potatoes that needed to be used, but realized I didn’t have much more of what I was finding in recipes, so I winged it!

First, I preheated the oven to 425. I took about 3-4 medium sized sweet potatoes and poked holes with a fork all around. I then rubbed them with a bit of EVOO. Placed the on a baking sheet. Once the oven was ready I baked them about 40 minutes. I removed them from the oven and let them cool. Then I removed the skin. Since I don’t have a “ricer” I used my cheese grater to break down the sweet potato.

In a separate bowl I added 1 cup of flour and some salt. I then added the grated potato and 1 egg. I folded the ingredients together until a dough began to form. I then floured my surface and continue to knead the dough and form a disk. Then let it rest for about 10-15 minutes. I started to boil a pot of water.  I think I need a bit more flour as my dough was a bit too wet, but I made it work anyways! I cut the dough into quarters and then rolled each quarter into a ½ in thick log. I cut into squares for gnocchi. I tried to be fancy and use the fork. But I think it was too wet of dough. so they ended up being more of balls haha.

Once the water began to boil, I added salt and then dropped the gnocchi in. After several minutes, they would begin to float and then I removed them to a paper towel lined plate. In a pan I heated some bacon grease, minced garlic and sage. I added the gnocchi in the pan and added some salt and pepper. I sautéed them for about 8-10 minutes, until they became golden brown!

Flavor and taste wise they were delicious. They were a bit different in texture. But they were a great side at dinner and breakfast! Have you made sweet potato gnocchi before or any gnocchi? Comment below with your favorite recipe or recommendations for me to try next time!

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