Monday, January 23, 2006

Potato gnocchi

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I have been thinking about making gnocchi for years but never took the time to actually make any. I made all kind of noodles and dumplings including ravioli, spaetzle, and linguine. Gnocchi are fairly simple to make and last Saturday was gnocchi day.

Here’s the recipe we followed:

4 medium baked russet potatoes
2 eggs
About 1.5 cup of flour
Salt

Mash the potatoes.
Add the eggs and the salt.
Add enough flour so that the dough stop being sticky but remains supple.
Knead for a few minutes.
Roll into long cylinders.
Cut in small section and, if you like, make ribs using a fork.

We served them with a home made pesto sauce that was sitting in the freezer for a bit too long but the resulting dish was still really good. Reheated, the gnocchi were really not as good so next time we will make smaller quantities.

1 comment:

fufu said...

I have never imagined that making gnocchi could be so easy and so fun. I can't wait to do it again.