Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Nigella's Rapid Roastini with pork escalopes

I'm not one for cheats, cept the odd block of shop bought pastry (shhhh).  I enjoy mashing potatoes, I enjoy making gravy from drippings, I don't mind making a cheese sauce, I enjoy peeling and chopping and all that... but when I saw Nigella make her rapid roastini a couple of weeks ago I knew that I would put the "cheat" label aside and embrace this side dish. 

All you do is get a packet of store made gnocchi. heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a frying pan, plop in the gnocchi and lightly fry on both sides.  It takes like 10 mins, and they are perfectly crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside....mini roast potatoes! yum!! 

I served them with equally as speedy pork escalopes, bashed out thin and dredged in flour and then quickly fried on either side with a little sauce made out of the pan juices.....oh and a bagged salad (haha another cheat!). Rapid Tuesday night supper for two! YUM!


  1. cheating like this can only be a good thing... I made a fish pie recently and used Aunt Bessie's frozen mash... which is something I would NEVER have dreamed of doing but my hangover said otherwise... and you know what? i couldn't have done a better mash myself, it was pure heaven.

  2. Yum!!! Homemade gnocchi is something that I have always wanted to make myself. What I usually do is buy the frozen and that seems perfect for this meal. I watch Nigella on Saturday mornings here in My Chelmsford.

  3. i'm looking forward to trying this out!!! how interesting!