Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sweet Potato Gnocchi from my kitchen to yours,

A wonderful re-post of a delicious meal.


It's fall so why not try your hands at making Sweet Potato Gnocci.  This recipe is super easy and you don't have to be a chef to create it.  Take an hour and make some.  Everyone in your family will love you and it too!

I love any potato.  It is a huge weakness of mine.  Healthy to eat (without added butter or sour cream) unfortunately but still when you are a true potato lover adding a sprinkle of salt and pepper is all you need!

Today I wanted to try my hand at making sweet potato gnocchi.  There are several varieties of Sweet Potatoes and there are Yams!   One is slightly yellow inside and one is orange.   I refer to the orange potato as a sweet potato but is it a yam?? Hope I'm not confusing you because I am a little confused about varieties.  Hopefully the article below will clarify it to both of us courtesy of About. com.

Happy Baking and Cooking!
 M.J

This photo reflects my delicious orange in color and sweet in taste Gnocchi!



I browned some butter and topped the gnocchi.  Adding a touch of cinnamon , sage, or nutmeg for flavor





Mine is a Sweet Potato if I'm interpreting the information correctly.




Yam or Sweet Potato?


Yam or sweet potato, what in the world is it? Many people use these terms interchangeably both in conversation and in cooking, but they are really two different vegetables.

Sweet Potatoes

Popular in the American South, these yellow or orange tubers are elongated with ends that taper to a point and are of two dominant types. The paler-skinned sweet potato has a thin, light yellow skin with pale yellow flesh which is not sweet and has a dry, crumbly texture similar to a white baking potato. The darker-skinned variety (which is most often called "yam" in error) has a thicker, dark orange to reddish skin with a vivid orange, sweet flesh and a moist texture.

Current popular sweet potato varieties include Goldrush, Georgia Red, Centennial, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and Velvet.

Yams

The true yam is the tuber of a tropical vine (Dioscorea batatas) and is not even distantly related to the sweet potato.

Slowly becoming more common in US markets, the yam is a popular vegetable in Latin American and Caribbean markets, with over 150 varieties available worldwide.

Generally sweeter than than the sweet potato, this tuber can grow over seven feet in length.

The word yam comes from African words njam, nyami, or djambi, meaning "to eat," and was first recorded in America in 1676.

The yam tuber has a brown or black skin which resembles the bark of a tree and off-white, purple or red flesh, depending on the variety. They are at home growing in tropical climates, primarily in South America, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Yams contain more natural sugar than sweet potatoes and have a higher moisture content. They are also marketed by their Spanish names, boniato and ñame.



You can double this recipe or triple if you like.  This was enough for two servings.

1- extra large sweet potato  (microwaved until very soft) and cooled, peeled and put through ricer or you can mash them with your electric mixer for convenience.
1 egg beaten
2+ cups flour
pinch salt

Work potato, egg, salt and flour until it forms a ball.

Place on cutting board with some flour.  Roll dough into long strips (like a tootsie roll)

Cut in small pieces.  In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water place gnocchi.  Stir.  When gnocchi rise to top.  Let cook for a few minutes.  Drain and season with browned butter. Yummy!!! Yummy!

Happy Cooking from my kitchen to yours,



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