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Gia-Gina Across the Pond

So I've decided to follow my husband to his native Italy. Follow our adventures as we eat, drink, travel, adapt to and explore this remarkable country. Part food blog, part photo blog but mostly my rants and raves. After our two years in Italy, we relocated across the Atlantic "pond" and are back in the States.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Gnocchi alla Romana

It's Saturday, everyone got up late. Deme took the kids out for a quick breakfast, fashioned them both with cameras and whisked them off to the Automobile Museum. I on the other had got to stay home and relax a bit, caught up on laundry, scrubbed the back balcony and was left in charge of lunch. Here was our main course:

Gnocchi alla Romana

1 stick of butter, 8 TBS. plus a bit more for buttering the pan
3 C. whole milk
1 t. salt
1 C. semolina flour
1 C. grated Parmigiano cheese
3 eggs

1. Oven 425 F
2. Butter a sheet pan, (non-stick works best) and a baking dish.
3. Heat milk, salt and 8 T butter in saucepan, after it begins to simmer, add the semolina in a slow stream and cook for 1-2 minutes. Batter will thicken, start with a whisk and switch to a wooden spoon.
4. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and eggs.
5. Pour the entire batter onto sheet pan and spread with a buttered spatula to a thickness of ½ inch, let cool.
6. With a pastry or cookie cutter, cut rounds out of the cooled batter and arrange the rounds, overlapping a bit, into the baking dish. Brush the rounds with remaining butter and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the top is a golden brown. Serve with any sauce you like. I prefer red sauce or béchamel.


At 11:15 AM, Anonymous romey said...

By red sauce, do you mean tomato sauce? Sounds delish!


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