Caramelized Onion and Chard Gnudi
These little babies are exactly what they sound like -- Nude! These dumplings are essentially raviolis without their pasta shells. Don't let the prep time fool you; it's time you wait for stuff to drain, during which you can do all the other prep, and then do a nice workout, or walk the dog, or pay your bills or something. You won't be in the kitchen for 3 hours.
Note -- moisture is the enemy to any dumpling. If there's any extra water in a dumpling, it will basically explode when it cooks. So make sure you do the tedious-sounding work of thoroughly draining and prepping all the veggies and cheese. Without those steps, your gnudi will simply fall apart when you cook them, and even if they DO hold together, the texture and flavor of the vegetables will be terrible.
And yes, the calorie and fat counts are similar to that of a bowl of Ben and Jerry's, but unlike the sugar trap ice cream, this meal contains a full serving of vegetables, 800 mg. of Potassium, over 34g of protein, 120% of your daily Vitamin A, 85% of your daily calcium, and 10% or more of 13 other essential vitamins and minerals!Submitted by: BTVMADS