Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Gnocchi with a Fontina-Basil Sauce

It's hard to tell from this picture just how delicious these gnocchi are. Gnocchi are very popular around here, and there are some--one, at least--who would say they're fine plain, too. I, however, wanted a little something more and found this simple sauce that tastes like you really had to slave over a hot stove to make.

Fontina Sauce
(enough for 1 lb gnocchi)

2 Tbs butter
2-3 Tbs shallots, finely chopped
6-8 oz Fontina, cubed
1/3 c heavy cream
3 Tbs parmesan
2-3 Tbs fresh basil, chopped
Black pepper

Sauté the shallots in the butter til tender. Then add the cream and let cook til the mixture is almost boiling. Stir in the parmesan, basil and pepper and pour over the cooked gnocchi.

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1 comment:

ELR said...

Looks great!