Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gnocchi Marietta*



I found gnocchi at Whole Foods yesterday. They were with the refrigerated pastas. Not as tasty as fresh, but I'm too lazy to make them from scratch. I combined the "pillows" of potato and egg with some beef kielbasa and a homemade gravy or sauce (your choice of terms).

Inspired by my food blogger shrink, Jenn (go here and read her), I made some gravies lately - very much from scratch. It's color was more pinkish than it appears in the photo. After sauteing the kielbasa (cut into 1/2" pieces) in a bit of oil, I threw some butter and then some flour into the same pan to make a roux. Then in went 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth and a few shots of hot sauce. When thickened up the stuff was a perfect foil for the starch and meat. I ate quite a bit more than I intended.

Oh, the gnocchi boil up in salted water in no more than 5 minutes. I think I'll bookmark my own recipe.

* There is a famous operetta named "Naughty Marietta" from which comes the song "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life." 'Nuff said.

10 comments:

Amelia said...

Hi StephenC, your Gnocchi Marietta look delicious. This is interesting and something new to me. Will check out the recipe, I'm always very adventurous in the kitchen trying out new recipes. :)

Have a great week ahead,regards.

Angie's Recipes said...

I adore gnocchi! Naughty Marietta..haha..the sauce looks lovely and appetizing.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

oh nice great sauce love gnocchi so do the kids

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Gnocchi Marietta - LOL. We all need a delicious quick fix on many days - your rendition sounds delicious!

Jenn said...

Awwwhhh.. you know you're my shrink too, right? :) Thanks for the shout out and glad I could help inspire such a delicious little concoction! Looks and sounds incredibly good!

Mary said...

"...at last I've found you." I can remember Kathryn Grayson singing this
when I was quite young and the movies were still magic. The gnocchi look delicious and you are as creative as ever. "Now I know the meaning of it all." You know, of course, I won't be able to get the song out of my head today. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Brownieville Girl said...

That song reminds me of being young and profoundly embarrassed by my mother's singing!!!!

Yummy dinner!

Knatolee said...

I really need to try making gnocchi from scratch sometime. This looks delish!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I'm bookmarking it too - sound fantastic!
Mary x

Chris said...

I actually don't mind store bought gnocchi and have used it several times. I really like what you did with yours, sounds like a fantastic dish.

Happy Holidays to you and yours, Stephen!

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