31 October 2008

Halloween Special - Do It Yourself Tutorial: Pumking Gnocchi

What better why to celebrate the Autumn season then cooking Pumking gnocchi?

Gnocchi di zucca is a tipycal italian dish, very yummy!

You've got to try it out!

All you need:

- 500 gr Pumking

- 100 gr Flour

- 50 gr Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese

- 10 Sage leaves

- 80 gr Butter

-1 egg

Serves 4 (0r 2, depending on dish size!)

Peal and clean the pumking, cook it in the avon at 160° for 25 min.
Then mash the cooked pumking.

Add the flour, the egg, the cheese & seasoning.
Mash it all up very well - add four to make the gnocchi dough if it appears a little runny.

Boil the water, add a spon of sea salt.
Meanwhile, in a large frying pan melt the butter and add some sage leaves (save a couple of leaves for the plates).

{You can also try with dried mashroom and butter!}

When the water is ready, make some gnocchi with the dough using two teaspoons and throw the directly into the water, one by one.
When the gnocchi comes up to the surfice it means they are ready!
Test one before cooking them all. Sometimes if they are a little too soft you just need to add more flour to the dough. When they are ready put them in the frying pan and allow to rest for 30 sec-1 minute.
Serve with more Parmiggiano Reggiano and a sage leaf.

Buon appetito!


  1. Buoni i gnocchi di Zucca!!!!
    sai che non li ho mai fatti... mia mamma li fa e sono strabuoni! Proverò a seguire la tua ricetta, anche perchè adoro la zucca!

  2. dimenticavo...
    belle anche le foto!! :)


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