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Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers

These Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers are simple and elegant, perfect for parties and entertaining!

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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 

Fried gnocchi, prosciutto and pecorino appetizers www.insidetherustickitchen.com

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.

These Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers are simple and elegant, perfect for parties and entertaining! Recipe www.insidetherustickitchen.com

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These Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers are simple and elegant, perfect for parties and entertaining! Recipe www.insidetherustickitchen.com

 

These Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers are simple and elegant, perfect for parties and entertaining! Recipe www.insidetherustickitchen.com
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Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers are simple and elegant, perfect for parties and entertaining!

Course: appetizers
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 20 people
Author: Inside the rustic kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 300 g Gnocchi
  • 120 g Prosciutto crudo
  • 40 g Pecorino soft
  • 20 olives green
Instructions
  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. Serve on a serving plate.

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes around 20 appetizers.

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Andrea
    June 17, 2017 at 3:36 am

    oh MY gosh, this sounds so good. I love gnocchi and finally perfected a gluten free version. Gonna have to make this. Perfect little bite of heat, texture and flavor. YUMMMM.

  • Reply
    Willow | Will Cook For Friends
    December 20, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    The fried gnocchi sounds amazing! And I love all the different flavors and textures you’ve got going on, all in one little bite. Yum yum yum!

  • Reply
    Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated
    December 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Instead of doing a buffet for NYE, I always do one on Christmas Eve and these babies are definitely going to be a part of it! I’ve never, ever heard of this flavour combo before. But now you’ve introduced me to it, I can’t wait to give it a try!

    • Reply
      Inside the rustic kitchen
      December 20, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      That sounds amazing having a Christmas Eve buffet. I hope you enjoy it and have a lovely Christmas! ☺️

  • Reply
    Taylor
    December 20, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I am definitely in search of new appetizers this time of year! I am actually on app duty for Christmas dinner this year haha so these cute little toothpick bites would be the perfect addition to the dinner table. I especially love that they only have 5 ingredients!

  • Reply
    Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    December 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    What a delicious appetizer! I’ve never thought to fry gnocchi but it sounds delicious! I’ll have to try this!

  • Reply
    Kristina @ Love & Zest
    December 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    This would make a delicious appetizer.

  • Reply
    Diana
    December 20, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    These bites are perfect for NYE!

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