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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bourbon Orange Brown Butter

Make It Yourself

Spirit Ingredients:

1/4 Cup

Food Ingredients and Preparation

Warm, comforting, and deliciously satisfying.

Serves 4-6 people. Prep time 15 minutes. Cook time 1 hr 10 mins.

  • 2 sweet potatoes, cleaned and pierced
  • 1.5 cups flour, 1/2 cup extra for dusting
  • 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 TBS maple syrup
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 package of gnocchi
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bake sweet potatoes for 1 hr (this can also be done in a toaster oven), until soft, then mash or run through a potato ricer.
  3. Mix the mashed sweet potatoes, flour, and ricotta cheese together in a bowl, until a light dough forms. Add extra flour, as needed.
  4. Split the dough into fourths. Roll out each portion into a long tube (4 total), about 1/4 inch think, and slice into 1/2 inch pieces.  Set aside.
  5. Next, boil water for gnocchi in a medium sauce pan.
  6. In a separate skillet, melt one stick of butter for ~5 min or until brown.
  7. Add 1/4 cup bourbon, orange zest and juice, maple syrup to the skillet, and mix thoroughly. Turn off heat and let sit until the gnocchi is ready.
  8. Gently drop cut gnocchi into the boiling water for 3-4 min, or until they start to float. Drain gnocchi.
  9. Add cooked gnocchi to the skillet, resume heat, and saute until crispy (approx. 5 min with occasional stirring).
  10. Season with salt and serve.


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