Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crispy Pesto Gnocchi


So I had been seeing this idea for crispy gnocchi all over the place and finally decided to try it.  I have to admit, I was never a huge gnocchi fan because of the texture, so I was excited to try this new version in the hope that I would like it.  And do you know what?  I DID!  :)  I have never had any sort of crispy pasta, so this was such a novelty for me.  My daughter loved it.  The gnocchi were just the right size for her to eat.  This was a wonderful, easy meal for the entire family.  


Ingredients
1 pound gnocchi, boiled according to package directions
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 C pesto
parmesan cheese


Directions

  1. While the gnocchi is cooking in boiling water, heat the olive oil in a large fry pan over medium-high heat. 
  2. Drain the gnocchi very well.
  3. Add gnocchi to pan and spread them out to a single layer.  Let them cook undisturbed until crispy on one side, about 3-5 minutes.  Flip the gnocchi over and repeat on the other side.
  4. Transfer to a bowl.  Stir in the pesto and add some freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately.

3 comments:

  1. We LOVE crispy gnocchi at our house! We like to add halved cherry tomatoes and black olives with ours!

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  2. Thanks for linking up with our Foodie Friends Friday. I have never eaten gnocchi but it sounds pretty good. Remember to come back on Sunday and vote for your 3 favorite recipes!
    Please remember to link back to us at FFF.
    Dawn from @Spatulas On Parade.

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