Have you ever noticed there is a day dedicated to literally everything? Seriously just Google what today celebrates and you will find the weirdest list of National Holidays. Who even get to come up with these things? But when I heard that 17th October was National Pasta Day…well that is something I will happily dust off my party hat for a little belated festivities.
So yes you may be thinking but she’s gluten free so how much celebrating can she actually do without a big bowl of penne, well let me tell you…A lot. Who said pasta day couldn’t be GF Pasta Day or as I am going to celebrate it as – Sweet Potato Gnocchi Day. Any excuse to make a big old batch of this:
So the health bit, not only are these bad boys full of key vitamins and dietary fibre but they are also low in fat but let’s be honest none of that is as important as how good you’ll look when you tell people you actually made your own pasta. Let the gloating commence. I promise you it’s so ridiculously easy you are going to be shocked, pasta will never look or taste the same again. Trust me.
What you’ll need:
– x2 large sweet potatoes
– ½ cup of parmesan
– 150g ricotta
– x3 cups of rice flour
– x1 egg
What you’ll need to do:
– Bake your Sweet Potatoes in the oven until soft (approx. 45mins)
– When they sweet potatoes are cooked, take the flesh out of the skins and add to your food processor with the egg, sage, cheeses and season
– Slowly add the flour and mix again until you have a soft dough (not too sticky)
– Dump your dough onto a floured surface and form it into 6 even balls. Roll each ball out into a log, just like you used to make playdough snakes :). Then take a sharp knife and cut the Gnocchi into little pillows however big you like.
– Boil a pot of water and add the gnocchi carefully, cook until they float to the top
– Fry a little oil in a pan and fry the cooked gnocchi pieces until they’re gorgeous and golden
And that literally is it.
Can you believe how straightforward it is too make something that looks and tastes so amazing? Confusing right? But let’s keep that bit quiet – we still deserve all the credit to gloat about making our own pasta.
And to finish off I’d keep your sauce simple, you don’t want anything to take away from the main event – why not just roast some of your favourite veg, maybe some mushrooms and broccoli and serve it in a chili, garlic oil.
So make this and sit back and celebrate National Pasta Day in style. Enjoy.