Sweet Potato Gnocchi w/Crispy Sage

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi w/Crispy Sage

Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • Gnocchi:
  • 1 pound sweet potato
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • teaspoons salt, plus more to boil water
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • cup flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Crispy Sage:
  • 1 small bunch fresh sage
  • 1/4¼ cup olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Gnocchi:
  • Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven (approximately 1 hour) until fork tender. Once cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh of the sweet potato into a mixing bowl. Discard the skin. Add the ricotta, parmesan, and salt and pepper until well combined and almost completely smooth.
  • Add the flour ½ cup at a time, kneading very gently after each addition (don’t over knead it – you don’t want it to get tough). As the dough becomes easier to handle transfer it to a clean floured work surface. Roll the dough into a large log, and cut into 3 sections. Cut a slice off of the log on the short side. Roll and stretch the slice on a floured surface until it forms a long, skinny rope-like shape. Cut the rope into 1-inch nuggets.
  • Dip the tines of a fork in flour; roll each nugget against the tines to score the nugget and create a rough oval. Place the gnocchi onto a floured baking sheet. Repeat to roll and shape all the dough. Cover and refrigerate the gnocchi for 30 minutes and up t0 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, bring a large pot of water and 1 tablespoon of salt to a boil. Add the gnocchi, and boil until the gnocchi rises to the surface (3-4 minutes). Drain and toss gnocchi gently with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat add butter and cook, swirling occasionally, until the foam subsides and the butter turns a golden-brown color and smells nutty and toasty, about 3-4 minutes. Add the cooked gnocchi and quickly sauté with brown butter for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese and garnish with crispy sage. Enjoy!
  • Crispy Sage:
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add a few sage leaves at a time to the oil and fry for 15-20 seconds, until crispy (making sure the sage does not turn brown). Transfer the sage leaves to a paper-towel lined plate. Set aside until ready to use.