Gnocchi with Pancetta Mushroom SauceFeatured by Perry Creek Winery in the Gold Wine Club.
6 Russet potatoes
2 1/2 Cups flour
Pancetta or bacon chopped finely
1 1/2 lb Crimini mushrooms chopped coarsely
1/4 Cup Chicken broth
Peel the potatoes and cook until soft. While they are still warm mash them with a fork. Put the potatoes in a bowl and add 1 cup of flour and season with salt. Mix them well with your hands until the potatoes and the flour stick together. Move the mixture to a wooden board and add the remaining flour gradually. Knead until the dough is smooth. Divide the dough into several pieces forming rolls. Divide each roll into 1-inch pieces.
Cook the gnocchi in broiling water - they are done as soon as they appear on the surface of the water. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook until lightly browned but not crisp. Add the mushrooms - cook for roughly five minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and cook until the mushrooms are soft. If needed, add more chicken broth. Finally add the whipped cream. Raise the heat and let simmer until the sauce is creamy. Add the gnocchi and serve with salad.