Roman style gnocchi
Gnocchi alla romana are a delicious Italian specialty made from a mixture of fine durum wheat semolina and milk. The delicious slices are baked in the oven and are crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. These gnocchi are a real treat for those who crave traditional Italian flavors. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to easily make gnocchi alla romana yourself to impress your family and friends with a delicious Roman meal.
- Put the milk, about ⅓ of the butter, salt and a pinch of nutmeg in a frying pan and heat. Once the milk boils, add the semolina, stirring constantly with a whisk. Make sure that there are no lumps.
- Simmer over low heat for a few minutes until the mixture is well thickened. Remove the frying pan from the heat, add the egg yolk and Parmigiano Reggiano and mix well.
- Divide the resulting dough and place the halves on two baking papers. With the help of the baking paper, form rolls about 5cm/2in thick. Then place in the refrigerator to harden for about 20 minutes.
- Then cut out slices about 1cm/0.4in thick from the two dough rolls.
- Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan. Grease a baking dish with some of the melted butter. Layer the slices in it and pour the remaining melted butter over them.
- Sprinkle with grated pecorino and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for about 20 to 25 minutes. Once a nice golden brown crust is formed, remove from the oven and serve hot.Buon appetito!