Alena, Nat and I made this dish back in early November, and it was so good Alena ended up making it again for her family as a Thanksgiving side dish.
It's really way easier than it looks, just a little time consuming. It's the kind of thing that works best with a couple roommates to make the gnocchis in an assembly line. But it is FREAKING DELICIOUS and healthier and more flavorful than regular potato gnocchi.
We only followed this recipes for the gnocchis themselves. Instead of the sage butter, we made a simple white wine/arugula/garlic/parmesan sauce. (Sautee some garlic and red pepper in olive oil, add a lotta wine, let it reduce a little, then add the arugula, cook for a couple minutes until wilted, then sprinkle in maybe 1/3 c parm, stirring briskly so the sauce gets a creamy texture.)
BUT Alena made the sage butter for Thanksgiving and said it was also great.
- 2 1-pound red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), rinsed, patted dry, pierced all over with fork
- 1 12-ounce container fresh ricotta cheese, drained in sieve 2 hours 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 2 3/4 cups (about) all purpose flour
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 6 tablespoons chopped fresh sage plus whole leaves for garnish