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These Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers are simple and elegant, perfect for parties and entertaining!
With only six days to go I’m sure you’ve all planned what you’re eating on Christmas Day? I don’t know about you but I cannot wait for those pigs in blankets (my all time favourite thing) and those sausage stuffing balls (AMAZING).
That’s why today’s post is focused on New Year’s party food because there’s still some food planning to be done in between last minute Christmas shopping! This appetizer is so simple and is absolutely delicious, it can be made ahead of schedule which gives you plenty time to get ready for the bells with a glass of bubbly.
A GREAT WAY TO USE UP LEFTOVERS TURKEY STUFFING PIZZA WITH CARAMELISED ONIONS AND BRIE
If you’ve never tried fried gnocchi then you need to make it a thing, like your new favourite thing! Instead of boiling the gnocchi they are fried with a little olive oil, rosemary and salt until golden and crispy. Honestly they are SO delicious this way, like little crispy roast potatoes only BETTER!
To make these little appetizers I simply add one fried gnocchi to cocktail sticks then continue to make a stack with good quality prosciutto crudo, small slices of pecorino cheese (soft rather than hard) and an olive.
You can make as many or as little as you want of these fried gnocchi appetizers and also change it up with leftover meats and cheeses you have in your fridge from over Christmas.
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PIN FOR LATER
Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers
- To make the fried gnocchi add the olive oil to a large frying pan under a medium heat. Fry the gnocchi with the rosemary and a little salt until golden and crispy all over (around 10-15 minutes).
- Finley slice the pecorino cheese and cut each slice of prosciutto into 3. Once the gnocchi are cool enough to touch add one to the end of 20 cocktail sticks. Continue to make a stack by adding a slice of prosciutto and a slice of pecorino cheese followed by an olive.
- Serve on a serving plate.
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