Good evening Wave Soda friends and family! Today, we are doing some cooking :)
I have never claimed to be a chef, but about nine months ago I decided to become a pescatarian and it has forced me to get creative.
Don't get me wrong, veggies are scrumptious, but I wanted a little spice in my life.
Which leads me to today's recipe: sweet potato gnocchi
Let's Get Cooking
Alrightyyy, so I'm going to do my best with this but I only followed the recipe one time (I mean it was super easy) but I don't have exact measurements for y'all.
It's kind of like cooking with your grandma and she's like, "Oh sweetie, just a pinch of salt and I just eyeball the sugar, maybe 3/4 cup? Two tablespoons?", and you're sitting there like a dope but you can't ask questions because she's not going to magically poof the measurements out of nowhere so you secretly try and memorize what she's doing only to forget it a day later.
Like that! Except I'm not a grandmother and you can keep referring back to this post as many times as you want.
What you'll need:
- Wave Soda (the prep time is bit on the long side so I suggest maybe the 6-flavor variety pack)
- A couple of sweet potatoes
- Flour (I've never tried with a flour substitute but I'm sure it would work too!)
That's all for the ingredients! I like to eat mine with some veggies and pasta sauce but you do you, honey. I also like to drink Wave Soda when I'm eating it, but again, the choice is yours!
- First, you'll need to cook the sweet potatoes until they are nice and soft. I put them in the oven at 450 for maybe 30 minutes but you can chuck em' in the microwave too if you don't have as much time
- Once they are soft you'll want to cool them so place them in the freezer for maybe ten minutes
- Remove the peel and mash the potatoes up in a bowl
- Mix with flour! (As I said before, I don't have an exact measurement but you're going for a dough-like consistency)
- After you've got the dough, roll it into a long log that's maybe the width of one of your fingers (I really don't know man, just eyeball it)
- Cut the long log into small pieces, about 1/3 the size of your ring finger (I'm sorry if this is the weirdest recipe ever)
- Make sure the pasta pieces are sticky; if they are, toss them in some flour before cooking
- Boil a pot of water and throw your gnocchi in, boil about two minutes or until the gnocchi rises to the top of the water
- Drain the pasta and top with butter or olive oil
Finished! The steps may seem a little overwhelming (or not, I don't know what kind of expert cook you are) but it truly is very simple.
As I mentioned before, I like to throw mine in with some veggies and pasta sauce with a little Wave Soda on the side, but the world is your oyster so do what you want :)
Most importantly, enjoy it!!