21 responses to “Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Fried Sage and Shaved Chestnuts”

  1. Jesse

    This looks delicious! Just a quick note to any moms out there who are breastfeeding babies, though: Sage can decrease milk supply quite effectively, so be stingy on the sage if you're nursing!

  2. Sheryl Kraft

    You are so ambitious to make these -they look absolutely delish!

  3. Susan Johnston

    Wow, that sounds delicious! I love sweet potatoes and I have sage growing in my kitchen garden, so that would be a perfect recipe for me to try.

  4. debbie koenig

    Oooo, Jesse, excellent point. You wouldn't by any chance be a lactation consultant, would you? 😉

    Sheryl, yes, it was definitely ambitious. But I'm so glad I devoted the better part of a day to it, just once!

    Susan, I say: If you've got the time, it's totally worth the effort.

  5. Meredith Resnick

    What a nice blend of flavors.

  6. marthaandme

    This looks totally amazing. I made gnocchi once (just regular potato) and I was practically in tears by the end because it took so long and the dough was so hard to work with. I'm going to give these a try sometime though.

  7. ruth pennebaker

    I feel inadequate being surrounded by so many good cooks, but feel I can comment quite capably as an enthusiastic diner: This looks wonderful.

  8. ReadyMom

    I'm no gnocchi neophyte I just stink at making them despite multiple attempts. I love gnocchi though and sweet potato gnocchi sounds heavenly. Okay, with your pictures I should be able to master this. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Frugal Kiwi

    Frugal Man has had a go a gnocchi to little success, but maybe it is time for another attempt.

  10. Jennifer Margulis

    I didn't realize that about sage, Jesse. Thanks for mentioning it here. This DOES look awesome but I fear it's more work than I am cut out for…

  11. debbie koenig

    It is a lot of work, Jennifer. Buuuut, the sauce part is super-easy and extremely delicious. You could try it with store-bought pumpkin gnocchi, which I'll bet would be molto delicioso.

  12. Margie

    Glad you found a work-around for the ricer. I've got a batch of butternut squash "banokeys" in the freezer and you've inspired me to try the fried sage & chestnut sauce.

  13. Alexandra

    I like the idea of mixing these flavors but just the name Gnocchi intimidates me. I enjoyed the photo of the rooftop garden. I live in the country and had no idea city folk could put their rooftops to such excellent use.

  14. oh_snap!

    I cannot wait to make this.

  15. A Little Gnocchi

    Suggestions as to where to get the bottled roasted chestnuts. I have all the ingredients ready other than that! Asian markets?

  16. debbie koenig

    A Little Gnocchi (how appropos), they sell big jars of them in my supermarket, usually in the baking aisle (though sometimes w/nuts). Also, Trader Joe's has them this time of year.

  17. Sam@BingeNYC

    Très impressive, those gnocchi look fantastic!

  18. A Little Gnocchi

    I tried our TJs to no avail. I'm afraid Tucson is no NY when it comes to ingredients. I'm off to try our 17th street market which has all sorts of things. Wish me luck!

  19. A Little Gnocchi

    Finally found some bottled chestnuts at Roma Imports. Not surprising really eh?

  20. debbie koenig

    Hooray, I'm so glad you found them! Now be sure to report back after you make the gnocchi, Gnocchi.

  21. Tepary

    It was fabulous! Loved the chestnut bit particularly. Didn't get the sage right. I don't know about nap-time, but it does work well as a family cooking event. Bean took great joy in rolling the gnocchi logs. I didn't quite get how to do the whole fork thing so we ended up with something that looked more like gnocchetti or perhaps malfatti.

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