They say that all roads lead to Rome, but this recipe will take your palate to Rome!
"Gnocchi alla romana" is an easy and tasty dish from the Italian region of Latium and it is part of my childhood memories. When I used to visit my grandmother she would always make them for me because she knew they were my favourite; I never had enough.
Traditionally Thursday is in Rome the day for gnocchi, you´ll find them on every menu, in every restaurant, on every table of Roman families. It is "giovedì gnocchi", but I could have them every day of the week, that´s why I like to make them myself whenever I want to.
Ingredients for 4:
250 gr. semolina
1 liter milk
2 egg yolks
50 gr. butter
40 gr. parmesan cheese
pinch of salt
What to do:
Put on the stove the milk and the salt in a pan. As soon as it boils sift the semolina and stir; cook for 10 minutes. Let the semolina cool then add one yolk at a time, the butter, and the parmesan.
Pour the mixture on a clean working surface and with the wet blade of a knife spread it till it is about 1 cm thick. Then with a glas of the diameter of 4 cm. cut out as many discs as possible.
Grease an oven dish with butter and overlay the semolina discs. Cover with parmesan and some butter knobs. Cook in the oven at 200 degrees C for 15 minutes until the crust is golden.