Gnocchi Recipes

Potato Gnocchi recipe

This simple recipe for potato gnocchi is a great alternative to shop-bought gnocchi, plus, it's a cinch to make. You can also freeze any uncooked, unused gnocchi ready to use whenever you please - just put them into an airtight container and to cool, boil until they float.

Ingredients:

  • 700g floury potatoes such as Maris Piper
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Boil whole, unpeeled potatoes for 25-30 minutes until tender - test them with a fork or knife. If they fall off the gork, they are done, whereas if they are met with resistance, they need to be cooked for a little longer.

  2. Put the potatoes through a potato ricer, or mash them very thoroughly with a potato masher, then spread them on a baking tray to cool.

  3. Once cool, work the mashed potatoes with flour, nutmeg, salt and the egg until you have a smooth dough. Separate the dough into two balls, then roll into long thin sausages of about 1 cm in diameter.

  4. Cut the sausages into 3cm pieces and roll into oval shapes, then press the gnocchi with the prongs of a fork.

  5. To cook, tip into boiling water. When they rise to the top, they are ready and so remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon.

Serve these with whatever you fancy - plain butter would be lovely, as would some pesto or even just some Parmesan cheese. This recipe makes 72 gnocchi which makes around 2-3 portions.

Author: Laura Young

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Reviews and Comments:

Review by Pamela Fabianksa on 12th May 2012:

I have added some sweated garlic and onion to the mix... then lightly fried the gnocchi to add a bit of texture... delicious even if it is not traditional.

Review by Stephanie Warrillow on 24th May 2014:

This was so fast and easy to make now I love to make and I make it twice a week.

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Published: December 6, 2011
Average rating of 4.50 stars based on 2 reviews.
Summary: This simple recipe for potato gnocchi is a great alternative to shop-bought gnocchi, plus, it's a cinch to make. You can also freeze any uncooked, unused gnocchi ready to use whenever you please - just put them into an airtight container and to cool, boil until they float.
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