Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce


How to Prepare

Gnocchi – 

1lb Potatoes (3-4)

½ cup Pastry Flour 

(Unenriched and Unbleached)

2 Eggs

Pinch of Nutmeg

Parmesan Cheese

Sauce –

3 tbsp Butter



1 clove Garlic

Fresh Ground Pepper

4 tbsp Olive Oil (Vito & Joe’s!)

Gnocchi – 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350-375 degrees 
  2. Place potatoes on paper towel, rub and cover potatoes with olive oil 
  3. Bake potatoes for about 1 hour in oven
  4. Peel potatoes then chop into fourths
  5. Use ricer, place 1-2 small potato chunks into ricer and squeeze
    (should be light and airy)
  6. Repeat this process for all potato chunks ( do not overwork)
  7. Make a ‘well’ of riced potato, then crack 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk into the middle
  8. Add a pinch of salt, nutmeg, pepper and splash of olive oil then mix inside the ‘well’
  9. Delicately incorporate potato into the mixing ( do not push down on fork – keep light) until potato is covered with egg mixture
  10. Create another ‘well’ and add flour, mix with fork/baker scraper (should have binding texture)
  11. Use hands delicately to lightly roll/knead mixture into roll
  12. Cut roll into half (x3), then roll dough into about ½ inch diameter 
  13. Cut into small pieces (½ inch)
    (use baker scraper)
  14. Use gnocchi board or fork to create traditional lines to create fold on gnocchi piece and grooves
  15. Continue process until you have cut all of your dough into many small pieces of gnocchi!
  16. Begin creating sage butter sauce
    (See Below)
  17. Once pot of boiling water on stovetop has started begin adding gnocchi pieces into the pot
    (about 10-15 pieces at a time)
  18. The gnocchi pieces are finished cooking once they float to the top of the boiling water
    (each should only take a few minutes)
  19. Add light splash of olive oil to bottom of bowl 
  20. Strain the gnocchi pieces before placing in bowl
  21. Use a new saucepan to sauté gnocchi pieces before adding the sauce
  22. Pour a splash of olive oil and 2 tbsps of butter mixture to bottom of sauce pan 
  23. Add your gnocchi pieces to saucepan out of your bowl
  24. Gently mix gnocchi as they sauté to a light brown 
  25. Pour gnocchi into bowl, add the sage butter sauce  and top it off with shredded parmesan and a few small sage leaves

Sauce – 

  1. Use saucepan on low heat (just above simmer)
  2. Pour 4 tbsp of olive oil, garlic (use garlic press), 3 tbsp butter and pinch of salt 
  3. Stir lightly for about 2-3 minutes
  4. Turn heat off and place about 6-8 sage leaves into saucepan for about 15 minutes
Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce