Potato Gnocchi / Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Cooking is a simple yet complex process.  The final dish is so much more then the sum of its ingredient.  The use of the correct seasoning or the appropriate herbs can make a dish taste complete.  Cooking throughout the country has opened my eyes to the beautiful subtleties each place carries.  Baking a cake or soufflé in Denver is slightly different than in Portland, or in the midwest where I reside now.  Moisture and humidity are factors that one naturally adapts to. Ovens and cookware are not created equally.  This can change a recipe as well.  One should view a recipe as a guideline or a set of parameters that can be followed, but can always be adapted to fit one’s taste or convenience of their pantry.  This is when you begin to “make a dish your own” and when the fun really begins. For this dish we are cooking potato gnocchi.  This is a classic dish that can be made relatively quickly, and will bring a real wow factor to a dinner party or a Tuesday night.  It is a small list of simple ingredients that everyone has fof hand. Combined with patience and a little technique it is a wonderful thing.


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2 responses

  1. I can’t wait to try this! I’m an Idaho girl and always love a new idea to use potatoes!

    February 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm

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    April 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm

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