Grilled Gnocchi

Posted by Brette in Sides

As you may have noticed, I’ve been doing a lot of grilling lately. It gets so hot in my kitchen, and if I turn on the ceiling fan, it affects the gas burners on my stove, making things cook slower. Turning the oven on is just not appealing in this weather, so the grill is my pal. My latest experiment was to see if I could cook gnocchi on the grill. Guess what? It worked! It has this great smoky flavor and a terrific crunchiness. Everyone loved it!

1 lb bag of gnocchi, defrosted

2 green onions, ends cut off

olive oil

Parmesan cheese

Turn the grill onto high. Place a disposable metal pan (like a pie pan) on half and fill with 2 cups water. Let that get hot. Spray a grill tray or grill basket with cooking spray. Toss the gnocchi with olive oil (a couple tablespoons) and place it on the tray in on layer. Place that on the other half of the grill. Rub the green onions with olive oil and lay on the grill. Turn the gnocchi side down to medium high. Close the grill. Check it about every 4-5 minutes, turning the gnocchi over and turning the onions. It takes about 10-12 minutes total, until some of the gnocchi is browned and the green onions are slightly charred. Place the gnocchi in a bowl. Cut up the green onions into small pieces. Drizzle olive oil over the gnocchi, add onions, season with salt and pepper and add about 1/2 cup (or more, to your taste) grated Parmesan cheese. Toss and serve.

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