As a child I really liked cottage cheese. I ate it all the time! Then a point came when I was a teenager when, for no reason at all, I decided that I didn’t like it anymore. In the last few years I have started eating and enjoying cottage cheese again and was excited that I got to use it in our superfood recipe, as I always just eat it on its own.
I had never made gnocchi before, but was up for the challenge of making this Cottage Cheese Gnocchi and the pressure was on because I was serving them at my Sunday night family dinner. It was pretty easy to bring everything together and I even got my nephews and niece involved. I gave them each a quarter of the dough and they rolled it out into long “snakes” – kind of like Play-Doh. Then I gave them each a butter knife and got them to cut up the pieces. The kids had a fun time helping and were excited to actually try the food because they helped make it!
The gnocchi boiled up pretty quickly – I cooked them in two batches and each took about 5 minutes to cook completely. Then I poured melted butter over them and put on a mixture of Italian seasoning, garlic powder and dehydrated minced onions. The gnocchi really took on the flavour of the seasonings as I didn’t find that it had any specific taste on its own, so this is a very versatile side dish that could be flavoured with anything to meet your needs.
In the end, the recipe was a success and my family enjoyed having them served alongside green beans and barbequed steak. Challenge completed.