Put An Egg on It: Gnocchi Edition


In my campaign to be a more frugal, protein-fortified, maybe even eco-friendly human being, I’ve taken to putting poached eggs on top of many, many things–big piles of sauteed spinach, pasta, rice and beans–instead of eating meat. (Ok, I still eat meat, just not much.) So after picking up some whole wheat gnocchi at Trader Joe’s (<3 you), I decided instead of doing my usual gnocchi with sausage and spinach or broccoli rabe, an all-time fave from Real Simple, I’d go the egg route. And since I had broccoli at home, I’d use that as my shiny green veggie component.

Now, you may have noticed from my picture that the broccoli is also very finely chopped. I’m still pleased with myself for making this decision. I just sauteed it with olive oil, garlic, salt and lemon juice, and then I just threw it in the food processor. Like shredded brussels sprouts, there’s just something so exciting about vegetables served with different textures than usual.

So, this is a super-simple, really cheap meal. Gnocchi. Food processored broccoli. Poached egg. Little crumbles of goat cheese–I mean, a meal’s not a meal without cheese. It was so good that I almost didn’t miss the cupcake I was thisclose to getting on my way home from Trader Joe’s.

1 Comment

  1. Hello Layla and how are you?
    I was flying United to Richmond, B.C. for Chinese New Year which has a c. 60% Chinese population–so great celebrations and amazing food (including a food street that has more than 200 restaurants in a 3 block radius!).
    But I digress…I was reading Hemispheres and there was the most fabulous food and drink piece about Oaxaca–written by you! We met at Travel Classics in Arizona and you were kind enough to assign me a Whirlwind/Albuquerque piece. Fun!
    I adore your blog and have been meaning to email you for a long time. Eggs on everything is my new motto. Tried them on gnocchi (as you suggest) and they were yummy!!


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