Why This Recipe Works
- Broiling the gnocchi puffs them up and gives them a gloriously crispy, crunchy surface.
Parisian gnocchi (or, more accurately, gnocchi à la Parisienne) are the even pillowier, even easier to make cousin of Italian gnocchi. And one of the easiest and tastiest ways to cook them is to broil them in a cast iron skillet.
I brown just enough butter to give them a nice coating, add the gnocchi and toss to combine, then cover them in a blanket of finely grated Parmesan cheese. After a brief stint under the broiler, they come out puffed and crisp, ready to be served straight out of their skillet. That's a big ol' taste of comfort right there.
Parisian Gnocchi Soufflé Recipe
The easiest way to enjoy Parisian-style gnocchi: puffed in brown butter with a crisp coating of broiled cheese.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 recipe Parisian Gnocchi
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Adjust rack to 6 to 8 inches below broiler element and preheat broiler to high. Heat butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet or two 10-inch cast iron skillets over medium-high heat until foaming subsides and butter starts to brown. Add gnocchi in a single layer and toss to coat with browned butter. Cover with cheese, then transfer to broiler. Cook until puffed and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with herbs and serve.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||31%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||71%|
|Total Carbohydrate 11g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||8%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|