I'm not a huge fan of sweet potatoes unless there is an additional layer of sweetness added. These have a great maple brown sugar glaze on them which takes the recipe to another level. This was the first time I had made gnocchi and it was incredibly easy to do.
Gnocchi recipe from Food 52.
-1 pound or a little more, sweet potato
-1/2 cup full fat ricotta
-1 medium egg, lightly beaten
-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
-1 1/4 cup all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
-1 orange, optional
Maple Brown Sugar Glaze
-3 tablespoons maple syrup
-3 tablespoons brown sugar
|Wash the sweet potatoes and score them with an X.|
Bake at 400 for about 30-40 minutes or until soft.
|Remove the peels from the sweet potatoes and mash until smooth.|
Add the ricotta and egg.
|Roll each into a 1 inch thick log of dough.|
|Use a knife to cut the log into 1 inch pieces.|
Score each with a fork.
To make the maple brown sugar glaze heat the maple syrup and brown sugar in a pan until melted together and hot.
|Drizzle the glaze over the gnocchi.|
Squeeze an orange slice over the pasta if desired and serve with orange segments.
I really enjoyed this recipe. The gnocchi was very light like it should have been, it did not become dense. The maple brown sugar glaze is very sweet, but I think that it helped to tie the recipe together. The citrus element helped to cut through some of that sweetness. I really enjoyed eating a little segment of orange with the gnocchi I think it was a nice flavor combination.