GNOCCHI WITH BACON CREAM SAUCE

Amazingly tender gnocchi are bathed in two of the best things in the world: bacon and cream, then sprinkled with cheese for one of the best side dishes ever.

GNOCCHI WITH BACON CREAM SAUCE

INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 lb gnocchi
  2. Water, enough to fill a large pot 3/4 full
  3. 4 strips smoked bacon, chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  5. 2 egg yolks, beaten well
  6. 1/4 cup milk or cream
  7. 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  8. 1/4 cup chicken broth
  9. 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
  11. Chopped parsley and more parmesan, to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Bring water, salted heavily, to a boil in a large pot.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together egg yolks, milk and cheese with a fork or whisk. Set aside.
  • In a large high sided saute pan over medium high heat, cook chopped bacon to desired crispness. At this point, you could remove or keep the rendered bacon fat, it's entirely up to you. Once done, turn heat to low and add garlic. Stir well, making sure garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add gnocchi to the water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or as package describes.