Saturday, June 16, 2007

If You're Going to Eat it You Should at Least Try to Pronounce it Right

Gnocchi It's pronounced NYOH-key. Not...Noh-ki...GEnoh-cy...GNoki ...NYACKI The ch is pronounced as a k. The g is silent. Any way you say it these little potato dumplings are delicious. I like them served with the following sauce. Butter Sage Sauce Melt 1 stick of unsalted butter in a large skillet over low heat. Add 8-10 whole sage leaves and remove the skillet from the heat. Ladle out about 1 cup of pasta cooking water before you drain them. Add the pasta to the skillet. Pour in enough of the cooking water to make a sufficient amount of creamy sauce to coat the pasta generously. Bring to a quick boil, then remove from the heat. Stir in grated Parmigiano-Reggiano salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve immediately. (found in Lidia's Italian American Kitchen by Lidia Bastianich)

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