Gnocchi with cheese and pepper with the fresh beans

I love the potato gnocchi: are soft, melt in your mouth and for me they are a real ' comfort food '. I like to make them at home, Although much depends on the quality of potatoes and that's a big unknown. I found that cooking the potatoes to steam you can get very little flour in the dough and gnocchi really feels just the flavor of the potato. I topped with a cream cheese and pepper, alla romana, and with the first fresh broad beans that I found at the market. How about as a starter for the Easter lunch?

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1 kg of homemade gnocchi (for the recipe click here on ' the basics’)
  • 1 pound of fresh beans
  • 250 grams of fresh peas
  • half an onion
  • 80 grams of grated pecorino cheese Dop aged
  • salt to taste
  • pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil as required

Remove the beans from the pod and then Peel each fava from the outer skin. Finely chop the onion and sauté half in a pan with two tablespoons of oil, then add the beans and toss them for 4-5 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper: remain firm and bright green. In a casserole put two more tablespoons oil, the rest of the onion and sauté: Add the peas and add a glass of water. Add salt and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Then put everything into the mixer until creamy smooth and homogeneous, adding if necessary, a drizzle of olive oil to emulsify thoroughly.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and boil the dumplings: they will be ready when they come to the surface. In a bowl put the cheese and a generous grinding of pepper, uniting a Dipper of the gnocchi cooking water and emulsify all shut up quickly with a fork, until you get a soft cream. Put on a plate a spoonful of peas, fish’ the gnocchi with a ' kitchen spider’ and lay them gently onto the cream, toss with cheese and pepper mixture and then add the beans stewed fresh.

THE PAIRING: our choice fell on a Franciacorta Docg Brut. Recommend, in particular, the Brut 25 the cantina Fratelli Berlucchi. A fresh wine, made exclusively from Chardonnay, fruity and pleasant. Ideal companion for this recipe of spring.

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20 comments

Kiki April 2, 2013 at 14:02

How wonderful this recipe!!!! I can't wait to try it!!!! I love both the gnocchi that Fava Beans!!!Complimentissimi for other recipes that I am discovering ……

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fratelli_ai_fornelli April 2, 2013 at 14:03

Hi Cristina! The pleasure is all mine in having you here!. Let me know how you are the dumplings, I swear you are great, Although much depends on potatoes…A warm greeting

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Giulia March 31, 2013 at 08:34

A wonderful dish. Happy Easter

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Maurizia March 28, 2013 at 22:20

But how beautiful these dumplings! I adore them! Good!
A greeting
Maurizia

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fratelli_ai_fornelli March 28, 2013 at 22:24

Thanks Neph, too good! A greeting

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Anna March 28, 2013 at 18:17

Yummy, the homemade gnocchi are unmatched, I also bake potatoes steamed in the microwave and potatoes are drier, Although it is true depends on potatoes, There are also excellent at Easter and then best wishes and Bon Appetit.

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fratelli_ai_fornelli March 28, 2013 at 18:20

Hi Anna, Thanks! True that with steamed potatoes is another thing? I don't have a microwave, but already on the stove the result is quite different…many good wishes for a Happy Easter to you too

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Julia March 28, 2013 at 17:11

Oh God the beans…good! and with the gnocchi ever try ^_^ baciii

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fratelli_ai_fornelli March 28, 2013 at 17:13

Thanks to both!!! I had never tried with gnocchi, but the color was so attractive!!!

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Not Only Sugar March 28, 2013 at 14:35

The beans make their colorful this dish..

Not Only Sugar

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Consuelo March 28, 2013 at 13:21

Congratulations 😀
I really like the idea of serving them as a first course at Easter, vegetarians, light and tasty ... excellent! Beautiful also the colors that recall the spring 🙂
Aunt Consu

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fratelli_ai_fornelli March 28, 2013 at 13:25

Thanks! Also I have thought up some’ the lightness of the dish, Since then the second usually goes on the classic (You'll see tomorrow but surely you've guessed) e poi Al dolce non si Può rinunciare proprio. Spero di rivederti presto qui! ADA

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The stoves of cross March 28, 2013 at 09:59

A wonderful recipe! me too I love the potato gnocchi and more even if you prepare them at home and if you also prepare them with beans fresh now are better than season best. I have already installed me here not to lose me anything, so we read. Kisses

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fratelli_ai_fornelli March 28, 2013 at 12:08

I'm really glad that you liked my recipe! Fresh broad beans with gnocchi match perfectly and also I love the seasonal vegetables. If you cook this dish, Let me know if you like. I hope to see you often here! Thanks!

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Elena March 28, 2013 at 00:30

Sempre speciali!!mettero its kg is continuing to seguirti... quindi is responsible ritieniti ingrassero... hahaha,Sunday, I prepare the Eggplant Doublets of first and second Mediterranean stuffed peppers ... hope dita.poi I have a request you've ever posted the recipe x gli arancini ??who better than you can give us the best recipe??expect good news
... ciaoooo…

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fratelli_ai_fornelli March 28, 2013 at 00:44

Then Sunday will be like being packed by you!!! As for arancini, I made them LAST NIGHT!!! Photos ready, I just have to knock out the recipe, which is that of grandmother (very flavorful, with the risotto and not on white rice). I promise I'll write over the weekend and next week you find on line. Dear, Dear greetings

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Elena March 28, 2013 at 00:55

We're telepathic abilities. We do so because the applications for adoption are flooding in. with the other Elena (with a little sugar)We organize a weekend in all food ... with a little North and some South…MAGAAARIII!!Hello and grz x gli arancini. NN wait to read ricettagli

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fratelli_ai_fornelli March 28, 2013 at 00:57

Count me in, tell me where and when and I'll see you there. Thanks for the comment about the rice ring, you're too cute…A salutone and promise arancini coming soon

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conunpocodizucchero.it March 28, 2013 at 00:09

But wow wow wow!!!!! good beans!!! fresh and perfectly croccantine 😉 Easter! with the artichokes, then are to die for: did you try?
PS: Lucky relatives huh!?!?! I adopt? 🙂

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fratelli_ai_fornelli March 28, 2013 at 00:12

Mamma mia Elena, But how can you be the first? See the recipes before me! Good beans and artichokes…I also eat raw vegetables. You know you're the third person in 10 days asking me to adopt it? We could make a big happy family cooking and eating: We will make the fortune of dieticians! I'm used’ you're in the far North, otherwise that would do us fine cooked together…

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