We Got the Beet

hmmmmm lovely and so different.

Do Better

My childhood introduced me to canned beets, disgusting! I remember my father eating them…all slimy with that weird taste and texture. I didn’t even like the smell.

But in my efforts to do better, I have returned to the beet. First was the Beet Pancakes. Since then I’ve been uninspired to try again. That is until I borrowed my sister’s copy of Bon Appetit’s 50th anniversary issue from October 2006. Within was a recipe by Evan Kleiman for Beet Gnocchi with Rosemary.

Beet Gnocchi with Rosemary

  • 3/4 cup roasted beet puree
  • 1 pound fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, divided
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 fresh rosemary sprigs

Place beets in a large bowl. Stir in ricotta, eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Mix in 1 cup of the flour. (Dough can be made one…

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