We Love Gnocchi

 Ricotta gnocchi is a favorite at our house.  Who knew it was so easy to make.  In fact, Phoebe is going to show you how.  Here's how we do it:

2 eggs
2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 cups (or 1 small tub) of ricotta

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Mix up the ingredients in a bowl.  It gets pretty sticky, but will come together in a ball.

Above, Phoebe is demonstrating above how to form the gnocchi - there is probably an exact science to it, but our way tastes great.
1. On a floured board, break off small chunks of the dough and roll them into a medium/skinny log.
2.  Cut the log into about 1 inch pieces.
3.  Press the pieces gently with a fork.

Now, you have gnocchi!  Boil them in small batches - you want them to have lots of room to boil.  When they rise to the top and are floating around up there, you know you're done.
You can top your gnocchi however you like - red sauce, pesto, plain (Frankie's choice) but our favorite is sage brown butter!

Brown about 2 or 3 Tablespoons of butter in a large skillet.
As soon as it begins to brown, add some salt and pepper to taste.
Then toss in some chopped up sage leaves (about 4 or 5 large leaves) and your gnocchi.  Cook until the gnocchi is heated through and gets a little crispy on the outside.
Top with grated parmesan.  Eat!

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