I've been a little lazy with my cooking recently, so I thought I'd take on a more challenging recipe this afternoon (and by challenging, I really mean time-consuming, so don't think this is too hard to make):
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Cream Sauce
For the gnocchi, peel and boil 2-3 sweet potatoes. Once they're soft, drain them, mash them and let them cool completely.
Take the cold mashed potatoes and add 1 egg, a little salt and a lot of flour. You'll probably need about 3 cups, but add it a little at a time until you get the consistency of bread dough.
Once you have a ball of dough, cut it into small sections and roll each section out into long, thin cylinders. Then, cut the strip into small pieces (no longer than one inch), and place them on a floured baking sheet.
Then, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the gnocchi until they float up to the top of the water (about 3-4 minutes). While you're cooking the gnocchi, prepare the sauce.
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1 1/2 cup cream (I used half-n-half because I already had it in the fridge and it's a little healthier)
Melt the butter on medium heat so it doesn't brown. Then, add the garlic and sage and cook for 1 minute. Then, stir in the cream. Pour over the gnocchi and stir. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.