Kishk with Sweet Potato Gnocchi
1/2 cup kishk flour
1 cup water (more might be needed)
1 clove garlic, minced
2-3 tbsp onions, thinly sliced (used raw as a topping or sautéed with garlic)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp mint, dried
Salt and Freshly ground pepper to taste
In a pot, heat olive oil and sauté garlic (and onion) until soft, add kishk flour and stir a bit to warm it. Add water carefully (it will splash a bit). Stir to blend all together and bring to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer gently for 15 minutes. If it thickens too much, add more water to get your preferred consistency. It should be creamy and similar to a chowder. At the 10 minute mark, add the sweet potato gnocchi and simmer together for another 5 minutes. Serve hot with a sprinkle of dried mint.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
2 sweet potatoes, roasted and peeled (about 300 g)
1/4-1/2 cup potato flour (based on moisture level)
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 egg yolk, whisked
Salted water for boiling
Peel the cooled roasted sweet potatoes, them smash with the fork on a large cutting board. Make a well in the center, add the yolk, potato flour and cornstarch and mix with your fingers until all lumpy. Pull together to form a ball. Break in two and roll them into a thin logs, then cut bite size pieces of the gnocchi. Run each piece on the fork tines (keep the tines clean by placing the fork under hot running water every few pieces so they don’t stick). Place the formed pieces in an oiled bowl and toss them around to avoid them sticking together. Gently drop the gnocchi in the boiling water. Once they float to the top, leave for another 30 seconds then remove with a slotted spoon. Drop in the soup and let simmer gently for 3-5 minutes.
The dough is somewhat sticky so don’t over work it. Also, if you opt for boiling the potatoes, you will need to add more flour because the potatoes will be moist.