Thursday, May 26, 2011

Breakfast Gnocchi Remixed by Hey Sholay!

I ate lunch with my class today and they were having "breakfast for lunch." That meant sausage, hash browns and pancakes. It also meant syrup everywhere. I left the table with no fewer than three sticky hand prints on various parts of my body (I don't even remember them touching my collar right under my chin). While sitting with them certainly didn't save me any laundry, it did inspire me to go with my own breakfast at the wrong time of day celebration. My choice was the Breakfast Gnocchi recipe that Reversing Falls talked about in our interview. Of course, I did a slight Tender Branson remix first. Don't worry, you'll still recognize it.

Reversing Falls' Breakfast Gnocchi (Tender Branson Remix)
(printable version)

-1 package of whole wheat gnocchi
-olive oil
-4 green onions, diced
-4 large mushroom caps, diced
-1 fennel bulb, diced
-2 vine ripened tomatoes, diced
-fresh basil, ripped into pieces
-juice of 1/2 a lime
-4 pieces of veggie bacon, cooked and sliced
-salt and pepper to taste
-four large tortillas

1. Cook the gnocchi according to the directions on the package. Drain, rub with olive oil and set aside.

2. Using a cast iron skillet, fry the green onions, fennel and mushrooms in olive oil until fennel is softened. Add the gnocchi and continue frying until gnocchi begins to brown (mine took roughly about 15 minutes over medium heat).

3. Meanwhile, mix the tomatoes, basil, fake bacon, and lime juice in a separate bowl (do not forget the lime juice, it is what sends this recipe over the edge). Set aside.

4. When the gnocchi has browned, add the contents of the cast iron skillet to the tomatoes. Mix well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

5. Warm the burritos. Plop the breakfast gnocchi down in the middle, wrap it and shove the whole mess into your oral cavity.

You are running the streets of your rainy city and somewhere in the distant you hear the susurration of guitar strums, hand claps and beating drums. You slow down, for an instant, before remembering the rain. Somewhere these two, the music and rain, have a "timeshare." That place is where Sheffield's Hey Sholay begins. That was also where the cooking ended.

In bed with old Nick (Kids in bearsuits on drugs) ((HEY SHOLAY)) by Hey Sholay

Gold teeth and goodbyes (a song for sparrows) ((HEY SHOLAY)) by Hey Sholay

Hey Sholay is preparing for the release of their first single on Fierce Panda/Club Fandango. It is a double A-side of their tracks "Dreamboat" and "The Bears, the Bees & No Clocks." Here is an unmastered version of "Dreamboat."

Hey Sholay-Dreamboat