Full of rich porcini mushrooms that are complemented beautifully by the sage butter. The parmesan shavings and freshly ground pepper add the perfect finishing touch to this winter dish.
For the Gnocchi
200g floury potatoes, peeled and quartered
200g cooked chestnuts
170g ‘00’ flour
½ tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
50g parmesan, finely grated and some extra for garnish
30g salted butter
4 cooked chestnuts, sliced
15g dried porcini mushrooms
150ml white wine
4 sage leaves, sliced
Place the dried porcini in a bowl and cover with 150ml boiling water. Set aside for 40 – 50 minutes to soak and rehydrate.
To make the gnocchi, place the potatoes on to a perforated steam tray. Put in the Miele steam oven and steam at 100°C for 25 minutes. Once cooked, add the chestnuts to the steam tray. Steam for a further 5 minutes at 100°C.
Remove from the steam oven and mash the potatoes and chestnut together or use a potato ricer into a bowl. Add ½ tsp salt and freshly ground pepper. Stir in the whole egg, egg yolk and grated parmesan. Mix well to make a soft dough.
Cut the dough into eight pieces. Roll each into a sausage shape about 1 cm thick. Then slice into 2cm lengths. Using a fork, lightly press on top of each or roll on to a butter paddle to get the stripe indents on the gnocchi.
Place the gnocchi on a perforated steam tray and steam for 1 minute at 100°C.
To finish the dish, place 20g of butter into a large frying pan and melt on a medium heat. Once the gnocchi have been steamed, add to the hot butter along with the sliced chestnuts. Fry for 30 seconds on a medium-high heat until golden whilst tossing every now and then.