As a mom who works full time and cannot just give up and order a pizza, I do not need thirty minute meals, especially the ones that have forty minute cleanups. I need ten minute meals that can be made in one pot. Actually what I really need is that replicator thingy from Star Trek where you just walk up to it and say something like “gluten-free spaghetti and meatballs. hot” and the machine makes it for you and even makes a plate and a fork.
I want one of those.
Until then, however, I am perfecting my five and ten minute meals, and this one is well worth the wait (oh I crack myself up).
Nuovo makes gluten-free, dairy-free corn-free gnocchi. They did not do this for the sake of the food allergic but rather because it turns out that wheat flour makes for rubbery, chewy, gnocchi as the very necessary rolling and kneading activates the gluten in the flour.
So they figured out that making the gnocchi entirely with potato and sweet potato products made for lighter more perfect gnocchi…which happen to be gluten-free!
There are recipes elsewhere on the internet where you can make your own gluten-free gnocchi from scratch. If you want one of those, you are at the wrong website. I have made my own gnocchi before. Its just not something I want to have to do again.
So here is the recipe, it serves three or four people assuming none of them is a teenager. Double as necessary for your family. Serve it with a side salad. I like to just put boxed lettuce in bowls with cherry tomatoes and jarred artichoke hearts.
2 packages gluten-free sweet potato gnocchi
1/3 cup butter flavored shortening
1/3 cup chopped fresh sage
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Pot large enough to boil the gnocchi
1 wooden spoon
Measuring cups and spoons
Fill pot with water sufficient to boil the gnocchi.
Bring water to boiling
While water is heating up, pull sage leaves off stems and chop leaves roughly
Boil gnocchi according to package directions
When gnocchi is cooked through (do not overcook or it gets gummy) drain in colander
Add butter flavored shortening to now empty pot. Put pot back on medium high heat
When shortening is melted add sage. It will sizzle a bit. Fry sage for about 2 minutes or until crisp.
Add gnocchi back to pot and toss to coat with sage and oil
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Yes, you only have one pot and one colander to wash. Awesome!