One of my bestest buddies in Sydney is this Argentinian guy, Mariano, whose mama reputedly makes they most kick-ass home made gnocchi in the world. Sadly, I’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing her gnocchi because his mama, she herself does not live in Sydney, so the wondrousness of her gnocchi will always remain an urban legend in my world.
But lucky for me, I recently learned that Mariano’s mama is not the only mama who makes delicious home made gnocchi. I successfully recruited another friend, David, whose mama also makes these little parcels of joy and yes, if you’re wondering, I do shortlist my friends based on their mamas gnocchi making capabilities.
Anyway even more lucky for me, David’s mama taught him how to make gnocchi and guess who he made a giant potful for last week? You got it, you clever little thing. He made them for me!
And you know who’s even luckier than me? You! Because not only do you get the recipe here at thecattylife, you get the next installment of thecattyLIVE and check it out, David will show y’all how gnocchi is made.
Oh by the way, all that gnocchi? That was our starters. We then moved on to seared tuna with the most super cutest baby vegetables (carrots and courgettes) for mains.
I mean, really, if you’re not clucky for real life babies then at least be clucky for these. They are uber cute!
|sweet potato gnocchi|
2 medium sized sweet potato
3 medium sized white potato
Spices to taste
Salt & pepper to taste
5 portobello mushrooms, diced
100 grams pancetta ham, diced
250 grams lean ground beef
2 jars tomato sauce
For our meal, David made a tomato sauce with pancetta, ground beef and mushrooms. You can also use a butter sauce, or more commonly, gnocchi is served with a cream sauce.
|Serves 4 as a main course.|