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Monday, October 20, 2008

Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a favorite with my family. This is a plain Gnocchi recipe without egg and very simple to prepare.

Gnocchi is plain and usually topped with sauces to add additional favor. I got this recipe from Allrecipes.com here. I used cake flour instead of all purpose flour because it gives them a lighter texture.

INGREDIENTS
  • 8 potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
DIRECTIONS

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop in potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool slightly, and peel. Mash potatoes with fork, masher or in ricer. Place in large bowl and make a well in the center. Put butter in well and allow to melt. When mashed potatoes have cooled, knead in enough of the flour to make a soft dough.

2. Divide dough into fist-sized portions. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a long rope. Cut the ropes into one-inch pieces. Roll each piece with a fork for a distinctive texture.

3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until they float to the top; drain and serve with tomato sauce.

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2 comments:

Sagan said...

I love gnocchi! Thanks for this recipe- it looks fairly basic; I always thought that gnocchi would be ridiculously difficult and complex to make.

Tim Rosanelli said...

Hi Sagan -
We love Gnocchi but I was the same way. I thought it was extremely difficult but found it's incredibly easy.

After boiling them, we put olive oil in a pan and cooked them with garlic. Then, sprinkled parmigiana cheese on them.

Um Um Good!