Gnocchi with tomato, onion and bacon sauce

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4 servings Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 30 mins By Food24
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Ingredients (15)

500 ml mashed potato
125 ml flour
5 ml salt
flour
200 g bacon — diced
1 onion — chopped
4 garlic — cloves, chopped
1 fresh chillies — chopped
30 ml tomato paste
1 tinned tomatoes — chopped
30 ml sugar
5 ml dried mixed herbs — Italian
salt and freshly ground black pepper
shavings of mature cheddar or hard Italian cheese such as pecorino
fresh basil
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Method:

Gnocchi

1. Mix the potato,
flour and salt well.
Sprinkle flour on a work
surface and turn out the
potato mixture onto the
surface.

2. Working with 60ml
(¼c) of the potato
dough, roll it into a
“rope”. Cover a knife in
flour, then cut the rope
into 2cm lengths.
Repeat with the rest
of the dough.

3. Sprinkle more flour
over the gnocchi.

Sauce

4. Heat the oil in
a deep pan and fry the
bacon until crispy. Add
the onion, garlic and
chilli and simmer,
covered, until soft.

5. Add the rest of the ingredients and heat until
the sauce starts simmering. Continue to
simmer over low heat
for 5 minutes. Remove
from the heat.

To finish

6. Bring a large
pot of salted water to
the boil. Turn the temperature down so the
water boils slowly.

7. Cook the gnocchi in
batches for 1-2 minutes
or until they rise to the
surface. Remove with a
slotted spoon and add
the gnocchi to the
sauce.

8. Return the pan with
the sauce and gnocchi
to the stove and heat
through. Divide the
gnocchi and sauce
among 4 bowls and
garnish with the cheese
shavings and basil.



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