CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The concept for Rooster's restaurants began taking shape in 2004 and already there are two in the Charlotte area. The first opened in South Park and in April a second location sprouted on North College Street uptown.
Chef Joe Kindred and Roosters Uptown GM Bo Buxton visited WBTV News Sunday Morning to talk a little about the restaurants and share the following recipe:
Potato Gnocchi with Fisher Farms Sun Gold Tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano
12 Idaho Potatoes, washed, baked, peeled and put through a ricer
8 cups "00" flour or all purpose flour if "double zero" is not available
1/4 cup salt for gnocchi dough
4 egg yolks
1lb of sun gold tomatoes, available at the Matthews Farmers Market
Crushed garlic (1 clove of fresh or 1tsp of jarred crushed garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup of chopped fresh basil leaves
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano (we strongly recommend getting the real stuff…it's a little expensive but a little goes a long way and it makes the dish! If you want to substitute with a less expensive cheese look for Grana Padano first or even Tuscan Pecorino…but really there is no substitute for the King of cheeses!)
Red pepper flakes (chili flakes)
Salt & pepper to taste
Bring Large pot of water to a boil
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