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“Official Contest Entry: Simply Potatoes 5Fix. Contemporary take on gnocchi by taking two classic cultures and fusing them together. Interesting fact: The only other cuisine in Ethiopia is Italian cuisine because the Italians ruled Ethiopia for so long.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the gnocchi:
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until just barely stiff.
  3. Roll into log and cut inch pieces. Put a medium pot of water on to boil with a little salt. Once boiling, add gnocchi pieces and cook for 5 minutes. Take out and put on sheet tray and pop in the freezer.
  4. Prepping the entrée:
  5. Dice the sweet potatoes into medium cubes. Put cubes in a small pot of cold water. Bring to a boil and cook until just cooked. Save water for sauce.
  6. Slice tomatoes, okra and scallions.
  7. For the sauce:
  8. Put garlic, onion and ginger in a small blender. Add a little sweet potato water if not blending to a paste.
  9. Small dice the jalapeno. Sautee in a medium pan with peanut oil.
  10. Add garlic, onion & ginger paste. Sautee with jalapeno and add thyme and bay leaf. Once fragrant, add tomato paste, natural peanut butter, and sweet potato water. Whisk until thick.
  11. Assembling the meal:
  12. Take gnocchi out of the freezer. They should be cooled completely. Heat sautee pan to medium heat and a little peanut oil. Throw in gnocchi & entrée veggies and sautee until gnocchi has a little color. Add sauce and serve.

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