Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spinach Gnocchi Recipe

Hope today finds you happy and healthy!
I am getting sooo many pins on this recipe on my pinterest, I thought I'd share it here too :)

Spinach Gnocchi

Recipe Courtesy of Catherine McCord and Weelicious: One Family, One Meal

makes 40 small gnocchi balls

One 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
1 cup full-fat ricotta cheese
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling
1 large egg yolk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting your hands while rolling

Squeeze all of the water out of the spinach using your hands (do it in small handfuls over a bowl to make sure you don’t lose any spinach) and then again in a clean dish towel to remove as much liquid as possible (see Note).
Place the spinach, ricotta cheese, 2/3 cup of the parmesan cheese, the egg yolk, and 2 tablespoons flour in a food processor and pulse until the spinach is in tiny pieces and the mixture is thoroughly combined.
Dust your hands with a little flour so the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands.
Take 1 teaspoon of the spinach mixture and roll it into a tiny ball. Place it on a plate covered with parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the gnocchi in small batches - no more than several at a time - and cook for 3 minutes, or until they rise to the surface.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the gnocchi to a plate or bowl.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

Note: This recipe will not succeed unless you remove all the water from the spinach so that it’s as dry as possible. If you do not drain the spinach well, the gnocchi will fall apart while cooking in the water.

To Freeze: After step 4, place the gnocchi on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer to a zip-top bag, label, and freeze for up to 4 months. When ready to cook, thaw at room temperature and start at step 5. 
And, let me know if you try this!? :)

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