Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter
Student Winner Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter Adrian Vazquez, Chicago, Illinois

This Sweet Potato Gnocchi won the Student category prize in the 2014 Louisiana Yam Recipe Contest, sponsored by the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large sweet potato (about 1 pound)
  2. 1 small russet potato (about ½ pound)
  3. ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  4. 1 tablespoon honey
  5. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  6. 1½ teaspoons salt, divided
  7. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  8. 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  9. 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  10. 10 to 12 fresh sage leaves
  11. 3 shallots, finely chopped
  12. ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  13. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  14. ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  15. Garnish: shaved Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet. Cook until tender, about 1 hour.
  2. When cool enough to handle, scoop potato flesh into ricer, and process over a large bowl. Add Parmesan, honey, egg, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough comes together.
  3. On a well-floured surface, roll dough into 1-inch diameter logs, and cut into 1-inch pieces. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add dough and cook until gnocchi float, about 5 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add sage leaves, and cook until crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove sage and set aside. Add shallot, red onion, and garlic, and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar, and cook until thickened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add gnocchi, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Serve with reserved crispy sage leaves and shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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The 2014 Louisiana Yam Recipe Contest Winners

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Grand Prize Winner
B.L.T Sweet Potato Hash
Peter Crouth, Plantsville, Connecticut

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Piquant Sweet Potato Quiche
Frozen Winner
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Karen McGowan, Houston, Texas

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Brian Karam, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter
Student Winner
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter
Adrian Vazquez, Chicago, Illinois

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Canned Winner
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Michele Carl, Masonville, Colorado
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Fresh Winner
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Samantha Foglesong, New Orleans, Louisiana

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