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Grape Stuffed Gnocchi

Grape Stuffed Gnocchi

Grape Stuffed Gnocchi

(from Sale & Pepe magazine, Serbian issue for September 2008)

1 kg potatoes
300 g tiny grapes
150 g flour
1 egg
100 g Trappist cheese (you can also use Emmentaler or Gruyère)
40 g butter
salt
ground black pepper

Place the potatoes (with their skin) into large pot filled with cold water, bring to boil, and then add salt and cook for about 40 minutes. Peel the potatoes, puree them with a potato masher while they’re still hot and knead into dough with flour, egg and a pinch of salt.

Grape Stuffed Gnocchi, preparation

Form 2 cm thick cylinders from the dough, cut them into pieces, press a little and place one grape onto each pillow, roll and shape into gnocchi.

Grape Stuffed Gnocchi, preparation

Cook gnocchi in salted boiling water until they come up the surface. Melt butter. Pour it over gnocchi, add pepper and grated cheese. Decorate with fresh chives.

Grape Stuffed Gnocchi

Note: I sending this to the Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted this week by Valentina from Trembom.

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20 Comments

  • friedwontons4u October 3, 2008 6:00 am

    These look fun to make. Have you tried stuffing it with different other fruits?

  • Rosa’s Yummy Yums October 3, 2008 6:17 am

    An unusual recipe! Really beautiful and surely delicious!Cheers,rosa

  • A World in a PAN October 3, 2008 8:16 am

    My grandmother used to make delicious gnocchi. I have never tried but reading your post makes me want to try.

  • Vera October 3, 2008 10:41 am

    Marija, what a pretty dish! Beautiful photos!

  • _ts of [eatingclub] vancouver October 3, 2008 11:29 am

    Oh wow, this is the first time I’ve seen this! Pretty.

  • Kalyn October 3, 2008 6:17 pm

    Very interesting. I love that last photo with the grape all melted into the gnocchi. I bet it’s very tasty.

  • farida October 3, 2008 7:57 pm

    Interesting recipe. I have never seen gnocchi stuffed with grapes before! Great pics!

  • ratatouille October 4, 2008 4:50 am

    Recipes and photos are great. I realy enjoy visiting your web pages.

  • Foodycat October 4, 2008 7:54 am

    How unusual! They look amazing. I don’t think I have the dexterity to make gnocchi as pretty as those.

  • Anonymous October 4, 2008 5:07 pm

    At No. 9 Park in Boston, Barbara Lynch stuffs her gnocchi with prunes (and serves it with a foie gras sauce). It’s probably the best dish at any restaurant in Boston.

  • Valentina October 5, 2008 6:15 pm

    Wow, this is a fabulous twist to the old gnocchi. I have been using grapes in breads and with sausages,so i welcome your dish as I can now experiment with gnocchi as well.

  • Anna October 6, 2008 3:17 am

    this is a great idea!i bet this could easily become a dessert by making a different sauce. very inventive and adaptable.

  • Lael October 6, 2008 7:14 pm

    I love finding unusual takes on classics. Gnocchi is great on its own, but I’m dying to try it with grapes stuffed inside! I’ll definitely return to this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it; you have a beautiful blog.

  • Gaga October 6, 2008 11:37 pm

    Mogu li ja da dobijem prevod, preko veze :)Divno izgleda…

  • Marija October 7, 2008 1:35 am

    @Lael – Thank you so much!@Gago – stiže! :)

  • Y October 7, 2008 1:55 am

    So unusual and sounds absolutely delicious. I love the idea of stuffing gnocchi. Must try this some time!

  • Claudia October 8, 2008 2:09 pm

    Excellent idea. I will probably try one of this days.Great!Claudia

  • kittie October 9, 2008 4:02 am

    I’m so impressed! I can’t make even normal gnocchi very well, so this is amazing to me!!

  • Natasha October 19, 2008 4:36 pm

    Hm, an unusual idea, but yummy, I’m sure! They look like a savory version of plum dumplings!

  • [eatingclub] vancouver || js October 22, 2008 11:43 pm

    A gnocchi with a jewel inside — so inspired!

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