Beetroot gnocchi

This is the 3rd gnocchi recipe I’ve been testing for Food and Quote. Little Lobster never had beetroots before and Daddy Lobster hate them, so this was a big challenge. How did it go? I tell you everything at the end of this post.

Positive: I love the pinky colour, mild taste of beetroot.

Negative: My kitchen got pretty messy.


Ingredients for 2:

  • 2 medium potatoes (300 g)
  • 100 g beetroots (cooked)

In your pantry:

  • About 180 g white flour
  • salt

Recipe:

Peel and cut potatoes into pieces and boil in salted water until very tender (the time depends on how small are your pieces).

Blend beetroots in a food processor. You might want to add some cooked potatoes to obtain a smooth consistency.

In a mixing bowl, mash potatoes (I did it with a fork) and combine with beetroot purée.

Add flour. The quantity of flour will vary according to how moist is your purée. Combine the 3 ingredients and add flour until you obtain a non-sticky dough.

Put a large pan filled with water to boil. In the meantime repare a slightly floored clean surface. Divide dough in 4 balls. Shape a small ball into a long and thin sausage. Next, cut your gnocchi using a knife (about 1/2 cm x 2 cm each). Repeat process with the remaining dough.

Throw your pink gnocchi in the boiling water (you added salt, right?). Take them out with a skimming ladle as soon as they rise to the top (about 1-2 minutes). If you don’t serve them immediately drizzle some oil over them so they don’t stick.

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My advice: I served them with a gorgonzola béchamel. I know, you’re thinking WHAT? That will be one of my next post, I need to make a nice picture and believe me, with a white sauce, it’s NOT easy! In the meantime you can use blue cheese and cream. :)

So how did it go with my guinea pigs?

  • Little Lobster: he tried some while I was eating, even with the blue cheese and he seemed to really enjoy it. Then I made them for him for dinner and after only a few of them, he just gave me back his plate. I think the consistency + gorgonzola sauce was a bit too much for a 15 months old.
  • Daddy Lobster: he loved them! He was happy to not recognise the taste of his most hated root vegetable. And the creamy cheesy sauce… mmmh… soon, I promise!
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