WITH OR WITHOUT BASIL
I would rather eat those leaves raw like on a caprese, but many south Italian families have the habit to put basil leaves directly in.
When this happens, I ironically say to my wife: “What are all this foliage in my dish?”
She replays me ironically too: “Don’t mind darling, healthy stuff...”.
There's nothing to do, between mouthfuls I have to move them out of my plate if we go the "Naples way".
When I make baked
gnocchi at home, I keep basil leaves out and use them just as a garnish.
I like to serve them in 4 single baking dishes. Yes, home sweet home.