on January 13, 2011
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I can’t wait to see all those cheesy pasta dishes! What a perfect dish for a snowy week. :)
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This post was written by LW who has written 167 posts on French Fridays with Dorie.
Better late than never, right? I got sick last week and so didn’t manage to make the gnocchi until last night – but I was so glad I did! Totally delicious and perfect comfort food. Here’s my link:
Posting for Earnie:
I made the Bechamel sauce first and adjusted the recipe to have equal parts of flour and butter. I cut the recipe for the sauce in half as there are just the two of us. Still, by the time I needed to use the sauce, it was too thick and required thinning.
I made the full recipe of gnocchi and froze at least half if not more for another recipe.
I used a pastry bag and a knife to cut the dough into the simmering water but didn’t have a large enough tip so ended up using a teaspoon. That made for a much nicer looking and sized gnocchi.
Despite the gnocchi, the cheese, the Bechamel and the butter, I was disappointed in the dish. There was not the richness I had expected. I would prefer the simplest of a Southern Mac & Cheese.
The finished dish was served with a spicy roasted tomato soup and I found the soup the star of the meal.
This was a rather labor intensive recipe and not one I will repeat often. That said, I will test the frozen gnocchi to determine whether the work is worth making and freezing them.
A little bit of a scare with the bechamel – but end results were very yummy. Whew. Stay warm!
Gosh this was wonderful…lots of dirty pots and pans, but worth it!!!
Delicious! These were so much fun to make!
I’m not a gnocchi fan, but I enjoyed this recipe.
The French answer to Mac & Cheese
These were so hard for me, since I’m italian and gnocchi is like a religious dish in my family. But I got to say – GOOD, really good.
Rich. I added a little truffle oil and a few mushrooms, quite yummy, still the many dirty pots and pans will have to wait…this meal requires time to recover:
I agree with the rich comment but they were still yummy!
Tasted great…even if a little time consuming. The leftovers were great (even though Dorie said they might not hold well).
Posting and linking early! I’m in the middle of prosecuting a 10-day trial!
I agree with the number of dishes required, but I got them washed while the dish baked. I was also worried about comparing it too much to Italian gnocchi (just look at my last name, will ya?! And yes, it was rich for January, but a small portion was just right with my homemade tomato soup … like grilled cheese and soup, only better.
Parisienne Gnocchi two ways. http://thescreenporch.blogspot.com/2011/01/gnocchi-la-parisienne-french-fridays.html
Glad I made this, very simple and satisfying.
I used a different Bechemel…6 Tablespoons of Flour for 21/2 T. of butter and 2 cups of milk? Did I read that correctly? I ended throwing my first batch out. This tasted good, but it was very rich.
I made two individual sized ramekins, then froze the rest for another time. Nothing like having something fast in the freezer for another day!
Aren’t you smart! Wish I’d thought of that. When I read that it needed to be served now and didn’t hold well I decided not to make it. I’ll try it another time…and freeze the extra to cook later.
sweet jeebus. if you’re trying to put your family or guests into a food coma, this is your dish.
the cheesy bechamel sauce was outstanding, but combined with the chou pastry gnocchi, it was just … too … much …
I giggled as soon as I read “food coma”. I sit this week out for the very same reason.
Agreed. I took only one bite, and had a hard time finishing a big mouthful of dough, butter and cream. Tooooooo much.
Went to great lengths to get a shot of this before it deflated!
I made 1/3 of the recipe and it was perfect for a light Sunday lunch. Not sure why people had issues with so many dishes to be washed… It was the easiest dish I made last weekend and used the fewest dishes…
We called it French Macaroni and Cheese for the under five crowd and it was a big hit.
I halved the recipe, shaped the gnocchi in advance and still have leftovers in the fridge. The gnocchi are so light and fluffy, yet just a good handful will fill you up quickly. Delicious! And such an incredibly easy recipe to do. Going to make again tonight with the leftover gnocchi and bechamel tonight for a friend who’s coming over for dinner.
This is my first time participating. Loved reading through these.
Absolutely loved this recipe! http://www.stephsbitebybite.com/?p=813
My first week participating!
While it was rich, it still seemed lighter than a traditional macaroni and cheese dish. We had it with a salad and I didn’t feel a food coma coming at all :)
Truly magnificent! This may be my favorite French Fridays recipe yet!
A new way (for me) to make gnocchi. Really a fun dish: http://tastytrix.blogspot.com/2011/01/gnocchi-la-parisienne-for-french.html
Completely tested my vegan resolve! We loved it!
Loved the light and fluffy gnocchi! http://soupaddict.wordpress.com/french-fridays-with-dorie/gnocchi-a-la-parisienne/
There were a lot of dishes to wash, but this was something new for me to learn!
A very pleasant surprise – loved how the gnocchi puffed, but was still soft and pillowy inside.
Good but really too rich for me. I nearly didn’t make this recipe because it’s such a rich and – well let’s just say it, totally unhealthy dish – but I am glad we did try it in the end. Not likely to be made twice though.
Yum! I had fun making this one.
We had a flu bug in our house this week, so I will have to make this some other time. It sounds wonderful.
This was the first time I made gnocchi!
So simple, yet so delicious. Didn’t realize that gnocchi was this easy to make!
This recipe was a total winner at last night’s dinner :)
LOVE on a plate! Puffy, cheesy, pillows of LOVE!
This may be the best thing I have ever eaten. Oh my goodness!!
I ended up with a thick béchamel too but I think it ended up with the right consistency after baking. Yum!
In spite of fighting with my bechamel I loved this dish!
It’s the first time I’m making gnocchi too. I enjoyed this dish. :)
these reminded me of my grandmother’s semolina dumplings
NOT what I was expecting. And that’s a good thing!!!
So good! My belly is warm and full, and my heart is too–the shot of the plain gnocchi is one of my favoirte food pics I’ve taken so far!
Kat, I agree…your gnocchi shot is FABULOUS!!!
I had decided against this recipe…until I saw your shot… I’ve GOT to make these! Your picture is excellent! Thank you for sharing!
delicious dairy bomb!
I just made this and posted it. I LOVED the bechamel sauce. It was one of my favorites that I have ever made. Next time I would make real potato gnocchi and use this bechamel sauce. So good!
We also liked it very much! We make it tonight and I just posted it, though until tomorrow it will remain a short notice.
New Guy and I thought this one was only so-so: http://kimberlykv.blogspot.com/2011/01/gnocchi-la-parisienne-for-two.html Maybe it needs a second chance.
Yummy but I ended up with a sauce that was too thick. And I agree with those that posted about all the dishes, wow, I made a mess in the kitchen today!
I enjoyed this – which surprised me:
I did it! I’m almost caught up with you guys!
rich, yummy and comforting!
what a combination!!
This dish got 2 forks up from the taste test crew!
I’m late but I made it….I thought this was pretty good not sure if it’s worth all the work!
Yay, I made it on time this week!
This dish was very good, but a bit rich for my taste.
Another winner – and a delightful dish for this snowy weather. Both of us claimed success and a new recipe to add to the rosters :)
I’m late on this recipe. After reading about all the dishes and all the calories I’m going to sit this one out. (but I made sables instead here http://naturally-delicious.blogspot.com/2011/01/why-cant-these-be-health-food.html )
Mixed reviews at my house. My hubby lived in Argetina for a couple years where he enjoyed “official gnocchi day” every month….
Others talked about how light and fluffy their gnocchi was. I felt mine was just the opposite…dense and heavy. I liked, but didn’t love.
Yummy messy and fun! http://www.lemonadebouquet.blogspot.com
I’m checking in from North-Eastern Idaho where I am totally frozen (I know, lots of you live in this type of climate, but for me…..this is totally foreign!) and out of my element…but…I did it. I made the Gnocchi and it was a hearty dinner just right for this snowed in evening.
Calorie buster but delicious!
Here’s mine – better late than never! Loved this!!
Couldn’t comment on the post itself, but just wanted to say that that video was hilarious. I thought about trying to make this recipe gluten-free, but found the idea a little daunting. Instead, I made a small batch for me and made some gluten-free pasta for my partner. Enjoy your vacation!
Late again! But, this was super delicious for us, and not at all what I expected. Will definitely make again and might try the pastry bag technique for more uniformly shaped gnocchi!
Here’s mine: http://www.jemangelaville.com/2011/01/16/french-fridays-uhm-sunday-with-dorie-gnocchi-a-la-parisienne/
These were really good! Mine got all puffy in the oven. nom nom nom nom!
Late to the party. http://peaseporridgepdx.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/gnocchi-thank-you/
Also late to the party!
Well I made these and I am so glad I did. They puffed up nicely and were light and airy.
Unfortunately, I took pictures and the camera was too full to record them!! But they looked just like they were supposed to look…..
I must have known this wasn’t a dish for us. Late, late, late. http://theviewfrom302.blogspot.com/2011/01/gnocchi-thank-you.html
But the whole family is eager for this week!
Better late than never. Finally got around to making this, and am delighted that I did.
Very late this time: http://onewetfoot.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/ffwd-gnocchi-a-la-parisienne/
I am enjoying this blog immensely!
I have to say, I was not fond of the recipe at all. The bechamel sauce was a glue, and neither the sauce or the gnocchi had flavor (and I made the gnocchi too big). I didn’t post anything.
I had doubts, but what do I know? It was rich and delicious.
I’ve posted all of January’s recipes in one article. To see photos and read comments, please go to: http://www.peaceandloveinthekitchen.com/2011/01/french-fridays-with-dorie-january-2011
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