Found this recipe a few days ago and had to give it a try ASAP.
Today was the day and these paleo gnocchi turned out simply amazing!
I guarantee you will not regret making this one.
So without further due here are the simple ingredients that make these delicious gnocchi.
– 1.75 lbs sweet potato
– 3 cups almond flour/ meal
– 3 cups tapioca flour
– 3 egg whites
– salt & pepper
– tablespoon baking powder
Get a pot filled with water to a boil and add peeled, cubed sweet potatoes.
Fork after about 10-15 mins ( depending on how big the sweet potato cubes are ) to check if the potatoes are soft enough to be mashed.
Once the potatoes are done, strain them and mash ’em up.
Put the mashed sweet potatoes in a bowl and stick in the fridge to cool.
Take the cool mashed potatoes and add 1/2 cup almond meal while gently combining the flour with the potatoes. Then add 1/2 cup tapioca flour. Continue adding flour slowly until you get a doughy consistency.
Fr every cup of flour add one egg white. I did not use a lot of egg whites as my sweet potatoes were not as dense.
The dough is ready if you can roll it on a board covered with tapioca flour without the dough sticking to your hands or the board – trust me, you will know if you need more flour. Just make the flour portion even between almond and tapioca flour.
Once you have the right consistency in your dough, stick the dough in the fridge for an hour or so.
Once the hour is up, cover a board with flour and take a fist-size amount of dough. Roll the dough as shown in the picture. Then you cut the dough into small pieces.
Time to cook thee babies 🙂
Bring a large pot of water to a boil ( add a pinch of sea salt ).
Drop each small pie e of dough into the boiling water. The gnocchi will be done once it floats to the top! You can then take the gnocchi out and serve at this point.
I have also seen the option of searing the gnocchi in a pan at this point to give it some crisp.
This will work great with basil pesto sauce !
Basil Pesto Sauce
Add 4 cups fresh basil leaves into food processor with 1/2 cup toasted raw pine nuts, a clove of garlic and 1/3 cup cup extra olive oil.
Process. Stir through fresh gnocchi. Voila!
Serving it up for Mr. Right and I tomorrow – cant wait! Already sampled some 😉