Spinach-Sausage Saute with Pan Fried Gnocchi


Bag of Prewashed Spinach

One Pkg Fresh Gnocchi

One Pound Link Sausage (Kielbasa, Pancetta,  Chorizo)

Small Can Chipotle in Adobo

Start by assembling ingredients. As with any quick fix meal you'll want everything out of the package and at hand, ready to hit the skillet. Pre-washed spinach unbagged, chipotles rough chopped, sausage into 1" dice.

Brown the sausage well and when the pan is good and crispy on the bottom, drop in a few handfulls of spinach and a tablespoon or two of chopped chipotles, depending on how hot you like it. Let it all melt down together which will only take a few minutes. Grab up all that flavor on the bottom with a quick splash of water. Even 1/4 cup will do it as long as the pan is good and hot. It should sizzle immediately and dissolve all that flavor into a wonderful savory glaze as you scrape the skillet and keep everything moving.

Now transfer all to a serving platter and give the skillet a quick wipe out with a dry paper towel.
There should still be a fine layer of browned fond left behind which will help the gnocchi to brown well. Film the skillet with a layer of mild olive oil and raise the heat to medium high.

Toss the gnocchi to coat with the oil and spread them out in a single layer with enough space to allow them to brown. Watch the heat and reduce if necessary. Flip the ghnocci when they have browned well and repeat on the other side. Serve immediately with the Spinach and Sausage for a  little out-of-the-ordinary meat and potatoes meal!

Jan Burke. http://dailydishinblog.blogspot.com/