Friday, 27 April 2012
SPINACH AND BREAD GNOCCHI (STRANGOLAPRETI)
This is a different way to eat gnocchi; my children don't like much spinach, but they loved this dish, so I've finally found a way to make them eat some vegetables!!!Sometimes we have to cheat....
Ingredients for 4 people:
500 g frozen spinach
300 g slightly dry bread
30 g flour
a few leaves of sage
40 g grated Parmesan cheese
60 g butter
salt and pepper
Grind the bread in a food processor.
Dip the frozen spinach in salted boiling water; once defrosted drain and squeeze them to remove as much water as possible. Now chop them and put them in a bowl. Add the eggs, the flour, the bread and a pinch of salt: you should get a quite stiff mixture; you can add a bit of milk if it is too stiff or a bit of bread if it is too fluid.
Now flour your hands and get small quantities of the mixture; then, using your hands, form gnocchi the size of a walnut and flour them. Boil them in salted water, drain as soon as they rise to the surface and put them on a serving plate. Now melt the butter in a pan with the sage leaves and pour on the gnocchi, adding some Parmesan cheese and some pepper (optional).