Potato Dumplings with Bacon, Fava Beans and Pearl Onions


Gnocchi (See previous recipe)

2 ounces pancetta or bacon, chopped

1 10-oz pkg. pearl onions, fresh or frozen

1 t. sugar

1 c. chicken broth

1 c. peeled fava beans or frozen baby lima beans

2 t. cornstarch

1/4 c. sweet Marsala wine

1 t. minced fresh marjoram


Saute pancetta in heavy skillet over medium heat until crisp.  Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.  Reduce heat to low, add onions, sprinkle with sugar and sauté

until brown and tender, about 25 minutes.  Transfer onions to bowl.  Add broth, beans and cornstarch to skillet.  Simmer until beans are tender, about 5 minutes.  Using slotted spoon, transfer beans to onions in bowl.  Cook liquid until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.  Add 1/4 c. Marsala and marjoram; return onions and beans to liquid.  Serve over gnocchi.


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