What I love the most about Fall are all these colorful vegetables and even though purple potatoes are not really a Fall veggie I just couldn’t go back home without them. I simply love their color and was actually surprised of their sweetness. It was my first time cooking with purple potatoes and I was really excited about all the recipes that I could make with them. When I think of potatoes one of the first dish that comes into my mind is gnocchi and so here is my recipe!
I really wanted to be able to taste the purple potatoes and also enjoy their gorgeous color so I decided to make a lighter sauce that wouldn’t hide the flavor of the potatoes. I made a simple cream sauce with chanterelles as it’s the season and I found that the flavor of the potatoes and cream sauce was going very well together. It was simple but flavorful and I’m simply in love with the color of the dish. It’s perfect to up your game on date night or for a special dinner with friends and family.
Let’s start cooking!
Ingredients (for 2 persons):
For the gnocchi:
- 230 g purple potatoes
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the sauce:
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 120 g chanterelles
- 1/2 tsp porcini powder
- 250 ml heavy cream
- 100 ml white wine
- 1 tsp of chopped fresh rosemary
- salt and pepper to taste
Make the gnocchi:
1- Peel the purple potatoes and boil them until soft. Once cooked, strain and mash well.
2- On a flat surface, add the flour, the mashed potatoes on top and the salt. Start mixing until you get a non sticky, homogeneous dough.
3- Dust a flat surface with flour. Cut your dough in half. Roll each half until they are about 12 inches long. Cut 1 inch pieces. To give a shape to the gnocchi, roll each piece on a fork. Place on a flour dusted baking pan.
Prepare the sauce:
1- Dice the onion and the garlic clove. Clean your chanterelles by wiping them with a damp paper towel.
2- Pour some olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onion and garlic until soft. Then add the chanterelles. Cook until the chanterelles get some colors. Add the rosemary and salt and pepper to taste.
3- Deglaze the pan with some white wine. Continue cooking for a couple minutes.
4- Add the heavy cream and the porcini powder. Cook until the sauce has reduced and the cream has thickened.
5- While the sauce is cooking, boil your gnocchi. Once they float at the surface it means that they are ready. Place on a plate and top with the chanterelle sauce. Your can add some sautéed chanterelles on top for decoration.
Making gnocchi is actually easier than you would think and if you want to save some time you don’t need to give them a shape. The sauce is also quite simple and goes really well with the gnocchi. It’s a very flavorful and colorful dish that will be perfect for your next date night or dinner.
I hope you will enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comment section what you think about this recipe and if you liked it.