Gnocchi with Parmigiano Reggiano Cream

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano

Premium Supplier 24th September 2020

Gnocchi with Parmigiano Reggiano Cream

60 min

Ingredients

gnocchi

  • 700g Desiree potatoes, of roughly equal size
  • 1tsp. Fine sea salt
  • 100g ‘00’ extra fine plain flour (may need up to an extra 40g)

Parmigiano Reggiano cream sauce

  • 300ml Whipping cream
  • 50g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
  • Fine sea salt
  • Sage leaves, to garnish

Method

Boil the potatoes in their skins until cooked, for approximately 20 minutes. Test with a sharp knife, which should easily plunge into the centre of the largest, and slip off easily.
Drain and peel, holding each potato with a tea towel and slipping the skin off using a sharp knife.
Place each potato directly into a potato ricer and rice the potato onto a sheet of greaseproof paper and spread out. This with help the potato to dry out as much and as quickly as possible.
Once dry, sprinkle the potatoes with salt. Sieve the flour over it and work into the potato until you get a soft dough, akin to a scone dough. If you use the 100g of
flour and it feels too loose then add more flour until you have the correct consistency.
Cut into eight pieces, roll each piece into long thin sausages, flouring as you go, then cut into approx. 2cm pieces. Keep them on a well-floured plate and don’t allow to stick together.
Poach the gnocchi in gently boiling water approx. a dozen at a time. They will float to the top, after which give them a minute (usually when the water starts to bubble again). Remove and drain on kitchen paper and keep warm.
Whilst poaching the gnocchi, make the Parmigiano Reggiano cream. Simply add the cream and Parmigiano Reggiano to a small pan, bring to the boil and reduce until thickened and coating the back of a spoon, approx. five minutes from boiling.
To serve, divide the gnocchi between four hot plates and pour the Parmigiano Reggiano cream over. Garnish wish sage.
Further seasoning is optional (salt and pepper this time) but not required. A bowl of little gem leaves are good for wiping up excess sauce.

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