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This is one of the easiest recipes and so very quick. Most of the ingredients should  be in your pantry so you do not even have to rush out in times of lockdown to try and source unusual ingredients. You can make your own gnocchi of course or buy a good quality store version, your choice.  Add prosciutto or parma ham or even bacon if that is all you have, a few frozen peas and a sprinkle of parmesan et voila! dinner is ready.  Feel free to add a splash or two of thick cream if you wish but if you are trying to watch calories, then leave it out and the dish will be just as delicious.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Prosciutto 4 slices
Gnocchi 400g / 1 pound
Olive oil 1 to 2 tablespoons
Peas, defrosted 200g / 7oz
Parmesan, freshly grated, 55g / 2oz
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan
Add the prosciutto slices and fry until crisp, turning occasionally
Drain on kitchen paper, then break into shards and set aside
Add the gnocchi to the pan and fry for about 5 minutes until lightly golden on all sides
Add the peas, half the parmesan and a splash of water to the pan and warm through, stirring, until the sauce forms an emulsion
Add the cream, if using, and stir to coat well
Sprinkle over the remaining parmesan and the prosciutto shards
Season with salt and black pepper and serve immediately
Bon Appétit!