- Root vegetables
- Sweet potato
A mixture of mashed sweet potato, flour and egg are flavoured with garlic and nutmeg to produce this deliciously different potato pasta! Pair this with your favourite butter or creamy cheese sauce.
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- 2 large sweet potatoes (about 450g in total)
- 1 clove garlic, pressed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 250g plain flour
MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:1hr5min
- Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Bake sweet potatoes for 30 minutes, or until soft. Remove and set aside to cool.
- Once the potatoes are cool enough to work with, remove the peels, and mash them in a large bowl. Stir in the garlic, salt, nutmeg and egg. Mix in the flour a little at a time until you have soft dough. Use more or less flour as needed.
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. While you wait for the water to heat, make the gnocchi. On a floured surface, roll the dough out in several long snakes, and cut into 2.5cm sections. Drop the pieces into the boiling water, and allow them to cook until they float to the surface. Remove the floating pieces with a slotted spoon, and keep warm in a serving dish. Serve with butter or a creamy sauce.
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Reviews in English (165)
I made this but pan-fried the gnocchi instead of boiling them. I also baked the sweet potatoes in the microwave. They were delicious. I served them as a starter with coriander and chilli pesto. Great recipe. Another reviewer advised that the dough should stick to your hands but stick to itself more and that really helped.-13 Dec 2017
by Rachel D
A suggestion for those cooks having trouble rolling and cutting the dough:Try putting the dough in a floured pastery bag (or a Ziplock with a corner cut out will do) and squeezing it out like toothpaste. Then slice off bits with a sharp knife to make appropriate-sized dumplings. You can squeeze them right into the pot of boiling water!-27 Jul 2006