I know I have been late to post this week, busy here and there.So as much as I like a dinner in a nice restaurant or weeknight take out, I definitely prefer cooking at home, as it keeps me eating well, knowing what is going into my meals.
Even homemade, I do like fast easy but tasteful dishes like these humble potato gnocchi , the prosciutto dices bringing saltiness and crunchiness, the butter sage gives to the sauce a mellow herby flavor!
I always have a package ready to go in my pantry, some prosciutto or pancetta in the refrigerator and fresh homegrown herbs like the Italian favorite sage, from my garden
It will take you really 30 minutes, even less. 20 minutes to the table. You can serve the gnocchi as a main dish, as a side to a grilled chicken or a steak, just keep the entree portion on the small size..
Ingredients : Serves 3
- 1 package ready to cook potatoes gnocchi (more if you need more servings)
- 1+ 1/2 cup grated good quality Parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1+1/2 cup prosciutto dices
- 8-10 fresh sage leaves, washed and dryed, roughly chopped.
- Salt and a good pinch fresh ground pepper
Pre-heat oven at 375F.
Spread over a baking sheet, prosciutto dices , browned them just till crispy. (You could also sauté prosciutto dices in a skillet). Remove when crispy, reserve.
Meanwhile, fill a large pot of salted water, when water is boiling add gnocchi, cooking them following package directions for 1 to 2 minutes. They are ready when they float on the surface. Have ready a colander over a pan and slotted spoon. When gnocchi float, drain them with the slotted spoon, keep a tablespoon or two of boiling water
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter, very slowly. Do not let it brown. Add sage leaves, cook for 1 minute, add 1/2 of Parmesan cheese, mix well, add boiling water if necessary, sauce should smooth. Then add gnocchi, adjust salt and generously sprinkle with ground fresh pepper.
On a large serving bowl, add gnocchi, prosciutto, remaining grated Parmesan and done .. Serve Immediately!