Swiss-Chard-and-Bread Gnocchi

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The literal translation of strozzapreti is “priest chokers.” One legend tells of priests dropping by the homes of unlucky parishioners just in time for Sunday dinner. According to the story, the greedy priests gorged themselves on their hosts’ food. The dumplings are made with milk-soaked bread and Swiss chard, and bound with eggs and cheese. Additional breadcrumbs are added as needed to create a dry but malleable dough. The strozzapreti are served with a brown butter sauce ca