Gnocchi are little creamy dumplings usually prepared out of semolina, potato or flour. Many times combination of all of the above ingredients. Usually they are used to replace pasta; therefore, they go very well with almost any pasta sauce. Today I will share with you a simple, but delicious, mushroom and truffle sauce recipe. It is incredibly easy to make and takes less than 20 minutes of your time. Surely this is one of those last minute recipes that you will keep forever, either for a last minute meal when unexpected guests show up or for a quick, tasty dinner after a long day. Try it out and decide for yourself if gnocchi with mushrooms in creamy truffle sauce is a keeper.
- Truffle Sauce / Tartuffe
- Truffle Oil
- Olive Oil
- Sour Cream
- Heavy Cream
- Salt and Black Pepper
- Chopping Board
- Cooking Pot
- Wooden Spoon
- Small Bowl
- Hand Whisker of Fork
1. Step one: Cut Garlic and Mushrooms
Peel, crush, and dice about 4 garlic cloves into very small pieces. Set aside while you cut up the mushrooms into desirable sized slices. I usually cut them up thinly and not much larger than the size of gnocchi.
2. Step Two: Cook Gnocchi
In a medium sized pot bring around 1l of water to boil. Add some salt and when it reaches boiling temperature dump in gnocchi. Let them cook according to the instructions specified on the box, but make sure once they float up to the surface of the water to stop the cooking process. Pour out the hot water and rinse under cold water, so they don’t become mushy.
3. Step Three: Mushroom and Truffle Sauce
In a pan heat up 2-3 TBS of olive oil and once hot add diced garlic and sliced mushrooms. Stir fry until mushrooms get nice light brown color. Season with 1 tsp of salt and black pepper and decent amount of parsley just before adding 2 TBS of white truffle sauce. In a separate bowl whisk one whole egg, 2-3 TBS of sour cream and 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream. Use hand whisker or fork to whisk until the evenly consistent. Pour the cream sauce over the grilled mushrooms. Turn the heat to to low and use the wooden spoon to stir it in evenly.
4. Step Four: Serve Gnocchi with Mushrooms in Creamy Truffle Sauce
Cut some parsley and tip it into the sauce just before serving. Parsley gently connect mushroom and garlic flavors. On each plate place 1/2 a cup of gnocchi and pour the creamy mushroom and truffle sauce over. Use some fresh parsley to decorate the plate and to enhance the truffle flavor sprinkle few drops of truffle oil over the dish or on the side of the plate.