Prep2 hrs 40 mins
This is a recipe from Danny Boone but i've tweeked it just a bit. Its very easy to make, but very time consuming. The dish is VERY filling so do not be discouraged by the portions, its extremy filling. I made it once for my mom on mother's day and a week later for my brother one what is now known as 'brother's day'... hope you enjoy it!
- 2 large potatoes (i used idaho) or 4 small potatoes (i used idaho)
- 1 cup flour, plus more flour, if needed, plus more
- flour, for dusting
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more
- parmesan cheese, for garnish
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons dried thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- ice water, 1 large pot with
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup white wine
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Place whole unpeeled potatoes into a medium saucepan with cold water on medium heat.
- Bring the potatoes to a boil and cook for 20 to 25 minutes until soft enough to mash.
- Check with a knife to see if potatoes are cooked through and tender (they'll still be a lil hard, you don't want them cooked all the way through).
- Once ready drain the potatoes.
- When cool enough to handle peel each potato and mash.
- Add the 1/2 the flour, 1/2 the Parmesan, both egg yolks, all the nutmeg, thyme, salt and pepper
- Mix into a doughy consistency adding more flour as needed.
- Transfer dough to a well floured surface.
- Roll pieces of the dough into a rope about 1/2-inch in diameter.
- With a knife cut the rope into 1/2 to 3/4-inch-long pieces.
- Flour the pieces as you cut them placing them on a floured baking sheet tray or lined with wax paper.
- Place the gnocchi in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap for 1 hour.
- When ready to cook place gnocchi in boiling salted water for about 1 to 2 minutes (They will rise to the top when done).
- Using a slotted spoon remove gnocchi from pot and place into ice water bath to stop cooking.
- For the sauce
- In a skillet add the butter and mushrooms and saute until nicely browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add the white wine and reduce by half, about 5 minutes.
- Add the cream and gently simmer for another 2 to 5 minutes.
- Once the sauce has simmered, add the gnocchi (drain out the cold water)and cook for 2 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan (Parmesan will give you saltiness).