HOMEMADE GNOCCHI AND FRIED BEANS
Prep time 30 mins Cooking time 15 mins Serves 2 2 potatoes, boiled until soft, peeled 1 egg 210g flour, plus extra for rolling 3 tbsp butter 10 sage leaves 70g edamame beans, blanched in boiling water, podded 70g green beans, blanched in boiling water 70g sugarsnap peas, blanched in boiling water Push the potatoes through a sieve until you have a fine purée. Add egg and flour and mix lightly into a dough. Add more flour if necessary, until it is no longer sticky. Season with salt and black pepper. Leave for 20 minutes. Divide the dough into 4 parts and sprinkle the work surface with flour. Use your fingertips and roll the dough into long cylinders, about 2cm thick. Cut the rolled dough into 2cm long gnocchi and set aside while rolling out the remaining dough. Boil water in a large pot and add the gnocchi. As soon as the gnocchi start to float, they are ready. Drain and set aside. Melt butter in a large pan. Add sage, then the beans and peas. Fry for 5 minutes and add the gnocchi. Fry for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.
☞ Hint: If you don’t have time to make gnocchi from scratch, buy from your local deli.