Monday, May 10, 2010

Potato Gnocchi and Tomato/Bacon Sauce

At the market on Saturday I snagged a 5kg bag of potatoes for $2. With eyes and sprouts, they're not going to last for much longer than a week before they turn inedible, so making potato gnocchi went to the top of the to-do list.

I used a recipe, of sorts, and because I still have lots of gluten free flours, I used rice and potato flour for the mix. They cooked up nicely enough, more spongy and airy than the ones I've made before and well suited to a sauce. I'd intended to roast some vegetables and add tomato to them to go with the gnocchi, but changed the recipe at the last moment.

I have lots of bacon in the freezer and the market haul also netted a good sized bag of onions so I threw together a bacon/tomato sauce, using some of the frozen tomato paste from the freezer to improve the taste. It made six generous sized serves, perfect for lunches.

Each serve works out at $1.10. Not bad for a delicious, filling and nutritious lunch. Here's the breakdown:
Oh, and I forgot... I found a container of frozen cooked pumpkin in the freezer so I tossed that in as well. That would have cost, maybe, at the absolute most, sixty cents, so technically each serving costs $1.20. That's still an absolute bargain, and delicious too!

1 comment:

  1. Looks and sounds gourmet! I wish we'd gotten around to making gnocchi while I was there. By this time next year, you should be a pro!! I bet it's delicious. You didn't mention how it tastes...