Friday, January 14, 2011

gnocchi a la parisienne

I have to admit, I didn't know much about gnocchi before this recipe.  Now I know there is a difference between French gnocchi and Italian gnocchi.  Italian gnocchi is made from potatoes.  French gnocchi is made with pate a choux, a cream puff dough, which is poached, topped with a creamy bechamel sauce, Parmesan and Comte cheese, then baked.    


































This was a timely comfort food recipe with the cold weather we've been having lately.  It was very rich and cheesy...an adult version of macaroni and cheese.  I felt that the bechamel sauce was way too thick, though.  I had to thin it down with some more milk and some water from poaching the gnocchi.  Although this was very good, I don't think because of the time involved I would make it again.  

Next week: My Go-To Beef Daube

7 comments:

  1. Hello! So glad to see your post as it is always one of my favorites. I too feel the same way about the trouble it takes to make the gnocchi but I do always freeze for another meal. Has to be done on a day when it's not beutiful outside. It is 72 at my housr today so no gnocchi for me!!!B:)

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  2. M! I just looked at your last few recipes. As usual, your photos are wonderful. I'm so glad to see you're still doing French Fridays! I was a little worried.

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  3. I had trouble with the bechamel too - definitely something off with the proportions! :) Your dish looks lovely, though!

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  4. Mmmmm...what a gorgeous photo of your gnocchi. Add me to the group with gloppy bechamel...LOL...I added more milk and hid it under the cheese :)

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  5. I enjoyed making this dish - it was a bit of work, but worth it.

    I've put you on my list for the Stylish Blogger Award over on my blog. Feel free to participate as much or as little as you like. Just want to spread some appreciation around to bloggers I enjoy.

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  6. I've awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award! (Feel free to ignore the assignments.) Congratulations! http://www.napangel.com/2011/02/16/stylish-blogger-awards/.

    I love your blog and hope to see you posting again soon.

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  7. Your blog is so dang beautiful. I was feeling better about my pics on mine until I ventured here. Keep it up, it's an inspiration to me.

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