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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Gnocchi with Butter and Sage

Italians love sage. I do, too. One sees it in many meat preparations, but another common application is with gnocchi.


1 recipe Gnocchi (see recipe)
8 Tbl Unsalted butter
¼ cup Shallot, minced
8-10 Fresh sage leaves, chopped
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 cup Chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
Shredded Parmigiano Reggiano as needed


Melt the butter in a large skillet over low heat. Add the shallot and chopped sage and cook over low heat for 4-5 minutes, being careful not to burn. Add the gnocchi and continue, stirring occasionally for an additional 4-5 minutes. Let the gnocchi brown slightly. Add the stock and increase heat to medium. Continue cooking until most of the stock has evaporated and the gnocchi is hot, about 4-5 minutes.

Divide among 6-8 bowls and finish each with shredded cheese as desired.

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