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Old 05-03-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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I want to try Gnocchi

Hey folks, I want to try Gnocchi tonight but I need to know what protein will go good with it. My DH will not stand for a meal without meat, so I need some ideas of what to fix with it. I saw some sauce ideas for Gnocchi that I will more than likely try in a thread that GB started.

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Old 05-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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I hear what you're saying - my hubby's also not really the vegetarian type :-) Love gnocchi - I've made potato gnocchi with a bolognaise sauce which worked quite nicely - don't know how traditional it is but we liked it :-)
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #3
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serve the gnocchi as a side dish to either sirloin steaks (bone in, please), or lamb chops, or even pork chops. With any of these meats, a simple sauce of sauteed butter and garlic with mushrooms would be perfect.
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:57 PM   #4
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Awesome, thanks VB and TK.... I had some brats and thought about that, but then I'm just not real sure what flavor/texture of the Gnocchi will be like.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
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as a side dish

I agree with VeraBlue on this,

I think of this as a Pasta "side", with just maybe cheese or I actually like browned butter with like Poppy seeds and/or even Cinnamen...

The meat could be anything from Steak, Italian Sausage or Pork Chops...

I am German American and tend to think of these like Dumplings!

Eric, Austin, Tx.

p.s. I had this once with Gorganzola Cream Sauce, a little strong for me but quite good.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:19 PM   #6
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Around here gnocchi is often served with choice of meatball or sausage (or both) on the side.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:51 PM   #7
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Ok, now I'm a bit torn, I found some 1" thick pork loin chops and I have brats on hand.... which would go better?

ALSO.... After cooking the gnocchi in water for a few minutes, do you sautee them in the sauce or just prepare the sauce and toss with the gnocchi?
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:27 PM   #8
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I think Chops... with just salt and pepper, no sauce if...

I think Sautee in sauce and even "just" brown if the sauce is "oily" like Butter..
If it's Creamey , then just Simmer a few minutes..

Sounds Great!

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Ok, now I'm a bit torn, I found some 1" thick pork loin chops and I have brats on hand.... which would go better?

ALSO.... After cooking the gnocchi in water for a few minutes, do you sautee them in the sauce or just prepare the sauce and toss with the gnocchi?
I'd go with the pork, and save the brats for cabbage and potatoes.

Boil the gnocchi, and then toss them in the pan you made the sauce in.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:43 AM   #10
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Sattie,
if it were me, I'd do just what VeraBlue suggests..That combo is right on.
Me being me, I'd add a nice green salad to the menu and enjoy.

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