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Edward Zwibel
(YetiEddie) - MLife

Locale: Sunny San Diego
Gnocchi on 10/13/2010 23:06:46 MDT Print View

Anyone cook this up on the trail? I would ideally like to cook it, douse it in olive oil and smother it with good parmesan cheese. My little snowpeak 700 wont hang much for the boiling till they float method. too small. (even with the mini gnocchi) So, does anyone have a FBC type style to using these? I'd love to hear how its worked for you. Thank you as usual for all your suggestions.

Ed

JR Redding
(GrinchMT) - F
Re: Gnocchi on 10/13/2010 23:25:30 MDT Print View

We've just bought the fresh ones in the past and hauled them out for the first night meal. You can Gnocchi in a hundred different ways but we liked making a Butter Thyme sauce using clarified butter.

use your imagination. Whatever you can do at home you can do on the trail ;)

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
gnocchi on 10/14/2010 06:06:06 MDT Print View

They are really good with a little ghee and fresh sage. I've never FBC'd them but we've taken fresh in for the first night (or sometimes second night in cooler weather). Why not try it FBC style in the backyard.

I've also come across gnocchi that is shelf-stable and only has an 8 minute boil time - so that might work FBC style.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Gnocchi on 10/14/2010 07:53:43 MDT Print View

Do you have Trader Joe's nearby? You can get the shelf stable version quite cheap - and they are good. They can work FBC as well.

Edward Zwibel
(YetiEddie) - MLife

Locale: Sunny San Diego
Thanks on 10/14/2010 13:32:33 MDT Print View

Thank you guys. Wow You are on every thread here. I just am interested... I have the shelf stable minis. But I'm curious the amount of hot water, rehydration time etc... if someone has done it howd it go.... More interested in the fbc method of doing it but there's a dearth of information via google for this food on the trail.

Ed

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Thanks on 10/14/2010 15:31:58 MDT Print View

My best answer is play with it at home first. You will want it to have plenty of water to sit in and at 10-15 minutes in a cozy or well insulated otherwise. The minis will work best.

It is the same principle behind cooking ramen and similar in a bag.

Will Webster
(WillWeb) - M
Gnocchi on 10/31/2010 12:52:38 MDT Print View

Ed, have you tried it out? I'm sure that I'm not the only one who'd like to benefit from your testing.

Ben Johnson
(benlikesjazz) - F

Locale: Waukesha pronounced Waukesha
Gnocchi on 10/31/2010 13:44:18 MDT Print View

The ones that I get are about an inch diameter or so. I cut them in half to cook quicker.

I cover them in dried tomato powder and herbs slurry and add some pepperoni. Quick, stupid, easy.

Edward Zwibel
(YetiEddie) - MLife

Locale: Sunny San Diego
I will get back to you on 11/03/2010 11:34:18 MDT Print View

I chickened out and didn't pack them last trip. Wife and kids consumed them handidly at home. I will take them on my next trip or just try making them at home to see how it turns out. Didn't want to take untested grub into the field. I'm the kind of cook who only takes stuff with a step by step minute by minute recipe. Just not real gifted with that.

Ed

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: I will get back to you on 11/03/2010 13:42:07 MDT Print View

I make every recipe I come up with at home first. That way if needs something I have my whole kitchen there ;-)

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Gnocchi on 11/03/2010 16:40:30 MDT Print View

Your original idea sounds really yummy! It might even be worth taking a slightly bigger pot! If it's good enough that it disappears at home before the trip, then it should taste good on the trip! With the next batch, practice with your stove and cooking pot on the patio, but do this before the rest of the family can eat it up! :-) Please let us know how it works out!

Edited by hikinggranny on 11/03/2010 16:42:53 MDT.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
speaking of gnocchi on 12/10/2010 09:59:22 MST Print View

My niece posted this on her blog the other day (yesterday I think)...

Beyond Peas and Carrots - Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

While not a super-lightweight meal, this could be easily modified for the trail with shelf-stable gnocchi and powdered milk. You'd have to use something like the Outback Oven Ultralight with your pot but it certainly would be yummy.

Edited by Laurie_Ann on 12/10/2010 10:01:28 MST.