Gnocchi with Asparagus

Gnocchi with Asparagus


Ingredients

Gnocchi

250ml milk
250ml water
280g plain flour
220g butter
6 x 55g eggs
150g grated parmesan
1 teaspoon each of chopped rosemary & thyme

To serve

24 stalks of asparagus
250g butter
salt & pepper to taste
1 small bunch of sage
250g hazelnuts – roasted

Method

Gnocchi

Fill a medium sized pot with salted water and turn on high heat (as if cooking pasta).

In a smaller pot slowly bring water, milk and butter to the boil. Remove from heat and stir in sifted flour. Mix well. Return to a low heat and cook until mixture leaves the sides of the pot. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan and chopped rosemary and thyme. Cool for 15 min.

Stir in the eggs one at a time. Mix thoroughly before adding next egg. After 6 eggs the mixture should just fall off the spoon.

Place mixture in a piping bag with a wide or no nozzle. With the piping bag in one hand and a small knife in the other, squeeze and cut off little gnocchi into the boiling salted water. Do this for half the mix.

When the gnocchi float, take out and place on oiled tray. Repeat. Cool.

To serve

Add butter to hot pan and colour until golden. Add hazelnuts and sage, salt, pepper and gnocchi.

Place steamed asparagus on plate and top with gnocchi/butter.

Recipe provided by Eschalot


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