Purple Sweet Potatoes add a fun color to this gnocchi.
Aren’t these gnocchi so colorful? I have to thank my sister-in-law for giving me some purple sweet potatoes to try. They are the perfect shade for spring and summer!
Have you ever tried purple sweet potatoes before?
This root vegetable can be found in specify grocery stores and places with tropical climates like Hawaii.
They taste sweet and have a creamy texture when cooked which makes it perfect to make delicious gnocchi. I really love adding something like sage to complement the sweetness in these potatoes.
I like using sweet potatoes, either regular or purple for gnocchi because of their starch content. I believe it produces a creamier and more tender dough.
Speaking of which, today I am going to show you exactly how I make my gnocchi.
First, we need to bake our potatoes until they are tender, about an hour in the oven. After the potatoes have cooled enough to handle I like to peel the skin off and run them through a ricer to get a really fine texture. This ensures that no lumps make it into the dough!
Next, the dough is made by forming a mound of flour, salt, the sweet potatoes, and an egg. Get your hands messy and fold it all together.
Roll the dough out and cut it into small pillows making sure not to handle it too much. You want these gnocchi to be as soft as clouds.
Next you boil them in water for a few minutes and make a fun citrus beurre blanc to serve on top.