Thursday, January 13, 2011

{FFwD} gnocchi a la parisienne

Have you seen those prepackaged packages of gnocchi at the grocery store? They are perfectly formed little balls of dumpling glory.

Mine were not perfect but my family loved them. Hubs said it was really good but the sauce could use a little more flavor and he was having a bit of difficulty with the texture. Knowing that they were dumplings though, made it a little easier to swallow. hehe

Munchkin really liked it and said she would eat this dish again.

Little Man asked how much he had to eat and proceeded to choke on a piece of gnocchi. Did I mention this one has some sensory issues? Peanut butter is his best friend.

I did not get to try it as I am only eating fruit, vegetables and whole grains this month, It looked delicious though.

I did make a couple of subs. I used 1% milk instead of whole, because that is what I had on hand. I also used mozzarella cheese rather than Gruy√®re again, because that is what I had on hand. The other cheese probably would have helped with the extra flavor though.

This was an interesting recipe for me to make. It came together fairly quickly but used a lot of dishes. The fam liked it and I think it is one that I will for sure make again. :) If you would like to see how many other bakers around the world did with the gnocchi make sure to check out the LYL over at French Friday's with Dorie.


  1. Anonymous9:43 PM

    I love that first cheesy, dumpling photo! Looks delicious!

  2. Anonymous9:47 PM

    wow, I was just thinking how those strings of melted cheese came about. Mozzarella, of course! That's my favourite photo in the post.

  3. I was glad that it didn't matter what the gnocchi looked like since they were covered in sauce and cheese. Yours looks wonderful and I am glad that everyone liked it.

  4. Anonymous7:41 AM

    That first picture is a classic! So cheesy! This was very rich, but so perfect for a snowy day!

  5. Gorgeous! Wish mine had been that creamy - my bechamel just wasn't what it should've been. Props to you for sticking to your diet! :)

  6. That first shot with the cheese is awesome... Just how cheese should be!

  7. I made plenty of subs too - low fat milk, low fat cheddar cheese etc. It tastes very similar to mac and cheese. Glad the family liked it.

  8. Yours looks delicious! I wish I had used low-fat milk - the bechamel may not have been so thick. Now that I know it works, I will use it next time.

  9. Anonymous8:58 PM

    I didn't like this dish at all but your first photo has my mouth watering!

  10. Anonymous3:23 PM

    My dumplings look like yours in the second photo. Stringy Mozzarella would have added a 'fun' element to the dish for the kids. :)