Pan-Fried Gnocchi With Bacon, Onions, & Peas

"From May 2007 issue of Fine Cooking Magazine. Hubby and I have never tried gnocchi and found the prep for this recipe to be very simple and the flavors excellent."
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  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to boil.
  • Cook the gnocchi according to package directions.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water and drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy on both sides, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside. Pour off any fat from the skillet.
  • In the same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until they begin to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are limp and golden brown, 10 more minutes.
  • Stir in the peas and thyme, season with salt and pepper to taste, and transfer to a small bowl.
  • Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel, and heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the gnocchi and cook, tossing occasionally, until they are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Gently stir in the onion mixture, bacon, and Parmigiano, along with enough of the reserved cooking water to moisten and coat the gnocchi, about 4 tablespoons.
  • Serve immediately, sprinkled with additional Parmigiano.

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  1. Ohh wow!! Amazing!! I did stir my bacon in last. Thanks!
  2. Very easy to make with simple ingredients that I always have on hand. Struggled slightly with the gnocchi sticking to the pan but just added a bit more oil to fix this. I didn't have any thyme so used some beautiful basil that I had growing in my garden. Made a great Sunday evening dinner, thank you.
  3. Very nice dish. The only thing I did different was, I used the dried version of gnocchi instead of frozen. Thanks for posting the recipe and photo in the Photo Forum, otherwise I might not have tried it, which would have been a shame. :)



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