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Old 02-18-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Gnocchi - how to "sauce" it?

I bought some gnocchi , intending to use Marinara sauce or EVOO or butter.
Any other ideas what to put on these?

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Old 02-18-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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They all sound good, Lady. You might want to decide which to use based on whatever else you'll be serving with the gnocchi.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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I like them with nothing more then some sage and browned butter. Or, some toasted onion, a little rosemary, and e.v.o.o., halved cherry/grape tomatoes, then toss in some cubed fresh mozz, toss to warm cheese through and serve.

A heavy sauce and the heavy gnochhi can be a little more of a belly buster to me, I try to keep it light, and accent the dumpling.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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What about using them as a lite soup? I have heard of that, kinda like a dumpling soup, but they didn't mention a specific recipe.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:53 PM   #5
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mmmmm, ragu and garlic powder. Or just the red gravy.
Never liked the way they came out with butter or something lighter. Probably because I like heavy foods.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:57 PM   #6
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Quattro formaggio! Basically a cream sauce with 4 cheeses melted into it. OMG...I'm drooling.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:09 PM   #7
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I had them in a restaurant once with an Alfredo-like cheese sauce that had crabmeat in it. OMG, to die for ...
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:24 PM   #8
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Mmmm, brown some butter, toss with gnocchi and grate your favorite hard cheese over it. Yum! I like to add some onion or garlic, but my family prefers it without. They're equally wonderful floating in a good chicken or ham stock with more of that grated cheese. Talk about pure comfort food!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:40 PM   #9
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I've never been fortunate to have gnocchi, but I have heard that they're great with Bolognese sauce.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:58 PM   #10
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Funny this came up... I have never had them before and I was eye-ballin these things at the market yesterday. When looking at them, I wondered what you would put on them. You folks just may have inspired me to buy them and try them!
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