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Forked by Aleta on 11 July 2009 (0 descendants)
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This recipe is a bit of a blast from the past. My great grandmother used to make gnocchi on a regular basis. My favourite was to fry left over gnocchi with butter in the morning for breakfast.


Makes 5 servings

  • 6 large potatoes peeled and chopped into cubes
  • Plain flour (keep the bag around, measurements are not exact for this bit)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Pinch of nutmeg

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Preparing the dough

Boil the potatoes until soft, remove from water and mash them until smooth. Let the potatoes cool a bit until it's ok for you to put your hands in the mixture. (From experience, putting your hands in hot potatoes is a bad plan. Ouch!) Spread a little flour over a work surface and place your lump of potato mash in the middle. Form a volcano shape with the potatoes and put the egg yolk, 1 cup of flour and the nutmeg in the middle. Knead the mixture until all of the flour has been absorbed.

It helps to have an extra set of hands for this bit as adding flour becomes difficult when your hands are all sticky with dough. Keep adding flour until the dough holds together and looks similar to a bread dough.

Making the Gnocchi

Pull off a fist sized ball of dough. Roll the dough into a long string about as thick as your finger. Use a butter knife to cut off little chunks. Place the chunks onto a floured tray. (Repeat until all the dough is used up.) Place the trays in the fridge to set for 30 mins.

After 30 mins...

Boil some water and place the gnocchi in the boiling water. When the gnocchi are ready they will float to the top. Fish them out with a slotted spoon. I always have a pan brushed with butter waiting, so that I can do a whole batch and place them in the oven without the gnocchi drying out.

Serve with any number of sauces....plain tomato works a treat!

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Comments (1)

  • Tora said on 19 Mar 2008:

    mmm gnocchi is absolutely delicious. This recipe is similar to the ones I learnt in Italy. Wonderful to have it here!

    Tora forked this on 19 March 2008 She tried it and rated it 5 stars

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This is what they should look like just before you drop them into the pot of boiling water. Enjoy!
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