Gnocchi di semolino alla Romana – Semolina Gnocchi

Recipe 79: When i was little sometimes my mum was bringing me to her collegue’s house and i still remember that days because she used to cook always the same for me and her girl: Gnocchi di Semolino. I discovered this recipe in her house and i will always remember her while cooking them! I used to love that afternoons!

Today i will share this recipe with you. This is a dish really good for parties, because you just put the Gnocchi in the oven and everyone will be happy!

Ingredients you will need for 4 people: 200 gr of Semolina, 800ml of milk, 2 egg yolks, 50gr butter, 50gr grated Parmesan, a bit of breadcrumbs, nutmeg and salt.

Put the milk in a big sauce pan and let it boil on a low fire . Then add the semolina little by little stirring and after a bit also some salt, nutmeg and 10gr butter. Mix with a whip to avoid clots.

Cook the semolina on a low fire for 10-15 minutes while mixing with a wooden spoon. When ready take it out from the fire and add the egg yolks, 30gr of butter and 30 gr of grated Parmesan.

Mix it all again and when it takes the right consistency, pour the semolina on a board. I suggest you to put some baking paper on it just to reduce the possibility of the Semolina to stick. With the help of a spatula create a good layer high around 2 cm and leave it until it get cold (some minutes).

If the Semolina seems too sticky dredge some flour on it and then with a little cup cut some discs large about 5cm. Put them on a baking tray where you could have put some butter and breadcrumbs or just a baking paper. Place the gnocchi one near the other, in lines.

When all the mix is finished and the tray are full, just add on top the rest of the grated Parmesan, a bit of breadcrumbs and  the rest of the butter in little pieces here and there. Put in the oven at 200 degree for about 20 minutes, checking the top is not getting too burnt.

Serve it on a plate, better if with some vegetable or even a sauce meat! Try with the Spezzatino! it was really a good combination. Enjoy!

PS. Mamy questi gnocchi di semolino erano proprio buoni, quasi come quelli di Grazia! ancora me li ricordo. E qui sono piaciuti a tutti perche nessuno li aveva mai mangiati…pensa neanche Anna! Che vergogna per una romana.


5 responses to “Gnocchi di semolino alla Romana – Semolina Gnocchi

  1. avevo chiesto la ricetta degli gnocchi alla romana e ho avuto la ricetta degli gnocchi alla romana! basta chiedere!!!! 🙂

  2. I looked for gnocchi di semolino that I also had as a child, often!
    Didn’t know the recipe so now I’ll make it for my kids…
    Grazie mille e buonappetito.

  3. i was told to never let the milk boil

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