I am going to bestow bragging rights for all of our November recipe selections on French Fridays with Dorie. We have tackled osso buco, duck and now gnocchi. As with the previous two recipes, I have never made gnocchi before. I knew I needed some background information and help. My son uses Youtube for everything so I searched for quenelle and found many tutorials. I also Googled storzapretis to see if anyone else had made this recipe and low and behold there was. Now armed with information I was ready to tackle this recipe.
Storzapretis are like cheese gnocchi. They include spinach, ricotta cheese, egg, Gruyere cheese, marjoram and flour. They are topped with tomato or marinara sauce and additional Gruyere cheese.
I am not sure how necessary it was to go through the process of quenelle because by the time I dusted them in flour, stored them in the refrigerator over night and gently simmered them in water, they lost most of their shape.
It figures that the only picture I took of the finished product was blurry. My husband loved these, he thought it tasted like lasagna because I used marinara sauce as my topping. I liked them but not sure the amount of work to get the finished product was worth it. I am glad I made it as I usually am with Dorie’s recipes. I am always happy to increase my cooking knowledge by learning new techniques.
These recipes are part of an international cooking group working our way through Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. To see what others did go here.