Gwyneth Paltrow's Thanksgiving Gnocchi

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Thanksgiving Gnocchi

  1. 1. Gwyneth Paltrows Thanksgiving GnocchiIn her latest edition of the GOOP newsletter,GwynethPaltrow offered this tasy gnocchi dish to serve as either aside or main for a vegetarian Thanksgiving.The recipe itself, like many others, is derived from another source; in this case "The River Cafe Classic ItalianCook Book". But Paltrow decided to use sweet potato instead of pumpkin. Give it a go below!Serves: 4 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving ½ teaspoon red chili flakes ½ teaspoon dried oregano coarse salt ¾ pound baking potatoes 1 egg, very well beaten about 1½ cups all-purpose, unbleached flour, plus more for rolling out freshly ground black pepper parmesan cheese for servingPreheat the oven to 375°F.Mix together the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, chili, oregano and a large pinch of salt in a roasting tray andcover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake until very soft, about 30 minutes.Meanwhile, cook the regular potatoes in boiling water with a large pinch of salt until cooked through, about 30-40minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel and quarter.Pass the sweet potatoes and the boiled potatoes through a ricer or a food mill into a large mixing bowl. Stir in theegg and a large pinch of salt. Gradually add the flour, stirring first with a wooden spoon and then your hands, untila dough forms. It is essential to do this quickly, otherwise the gnocchi will become very heavy if overworked.Lightly dust a clean board or counter with flour. Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Dust each piece with flour and rolluntil it’s about ¾" in diameter. Cut into 1" long pieces. At this point you can leave the gnocchi as is or roll them onthe tines of a fork. Stash the gnocchi on a flour-dusted cookie sheet as you continue rolling and cutting the rest.When you’re ready to eat, bring a pot of water to a boil with a large pinch of salt. Cook the gnocchi, about adozen at a time, for 4-5 minutes (let them cook for a minute or two after they float to the top). Remove with aslotted spoon, transfer to a warm serving dish and serve drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, a generous grating ofparmesan, a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

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