Week 5 Gnocchi


I had the pleasure of making potato Gnocchi at my sister’s house with her help. As always, we made a delicious meal that made both of us happy. Our dad even came over to share a rare meal with us as a family.  I am going to post only the recipe for the dumpling part of the gnocchi because there are SO many things you can do with it.  So many tasty possibilities.

4 medium potatoes, peeled

1 egg, beaten

3 teaspoons salt

1 3/4 to 2 cups flour (depending on the day)

1.) Put the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil.  Cook about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.  Drain the water off.

2.) Put the potatoes through a ricer into a medium sized bowl.  Stir in the egg and 2 teaspoons of salt.  Gradually mix in the flour until you have a firm, elastic and manageable dough.

3.) Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 15 minutes.  Roll the dough out into ropes about 1/2 inch wide and cut into pieces that are  1 inch long.  Roll the pieces off a gnocchi board or press them gently with a fork.

4.) Bring 1 gallon of water to boil.  Add the remaining salt.  Cook the gnocchi in small batches of boiling water for 5 minutes or until they float on the top of the water.  Remove immediately and serve with your choice of sauce.

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