These crisp, tender sweet potato gnocchi are the ULTIMATE game day snack. Fried in vegetable oil until they're browned and crisped, then tossed with sea salt, fresh thyme a hint of lemon zest and crumbles of blue cheese.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword blue cheese, gnocchi
Dietary Restrictions Vegetarian
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
2cupssweet potato gnocchi(store bought or recipe on this site)
vegetable oil for frying
1/2teaspoon sea salt
1/2teaspoonfresh thyme leaveschopped
1/4cup blue cheesecrumbled
If using frozen gnocchi, thaw the gnocchi to room temperature. (Frozen gnocchi will splatter grease more -- best to thaw it first)
To a medium skillet, add about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil and heat over medium high heat to about 350°-375°.
Add about 1/3 cup of gnocchi to the hot oil at a time and cook for 2-3 minutes, flipping occasionally until browned and fragrant. Transfer the gnocchi with a kitchen spider or slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Sprinkle with a little of the salt.
Continue cooking the remainder of the gnocchi in the same manner, finishing with a light sprinkle of the salt.
Transfer the hot gnocchi to a serving dish and sprinkle with lemon zest, thyme leaves and crumbled blue cheese. Serve hot.