gnocchi with brown butter and thyme
This is a Giada recipe. I bought my gnocchi at the Italian Centre because I’m lazy and also afraid to make gnocchi. My now-88 year old grandma had a very bad experience with it and it stuck with me.
Cook gnocchi in boiling salted water until it is floating. In the meantime, melt 1/2 cup butter in a fry pan until brown (about two minutes after it is melted). Add 1/4 cup chopped thyme. Drain gnocchi. Add to butter and toss. Serve.
We ate it with roast chicken (stuff half a lemon up its bum, rub with olive oil and salt and cook at 400 until leg is jiggly), wilted spinach (cook in olive oil and minced garlic until wilted) and salad from a bag.
That’s how our family eats. I guess you could term us as ‘homey’. We eat at home a lot. As Popeye said: I yam what I yam. Thanks for reading everybody, and Happy New Year…