Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gnocchi

I love gnocchi. Decided to try making some. I found a bunch of different recipes, each claiming to be the "best" and "most authentic". Some used ricotta, some used eggs, others just potatoes and flour. I found this recipe in the comments section of some blog or other and didn't bookmark it -- the amounts were just super easy to remember. I roasted my potatoes instead of boiling to decrease the amount of liquid because they're not supposed to be super sticky, and then just put them through my baby food mill so they were very finely mashed. The techniques to add the little ridges on them were all different too; I chose not to add the ridges. They all disagreed about how to serve them too -- light sauce, no meat, marinara, with meatballs ... hahaha.

2 eggs
2 c mashed potato (about 3 medium russet potatoes)
2 c flour

Start a pot of water boiling. Mix all together. Divide into 4 equal pieces, then roll into logs. Cut into bite sized pieces.

Add the gnocchi to the pot of salted, boiling water and remove with a slotted spoon when they float to the top.

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The dough was still fairly sticky, so I might go with 1 egg instead of two. I served them with marinara and italian sausage. hubby liked them okay, kiddo refused to try them that night but has asked me to make them again so she can try them. I loved them. They were all gone the next day. I give it 5 stars because I probably would serve them at a dinner party, but I'd have to make a bunch.

4 comments:

evitafjord said...

I'm making some today from your recipe - leftover potatoes from Easter will work, right? I hope.

Sal-my-gal said...

Mmmm...gnocchi... I have a great soup recipe that uses gnocchi. I'll have to share it some time. Of course I go the lazy route and buy them at the store. I'm sure homemade ones are MUCH better.

MamaBear said...

sounds great! who knew gnocchi were so easy to make??? can't wait for an excuse to try them.

Mary Ellen said...

WOW! Esther, you suck in such a good way. I am so impressed with this recipe. I will definitely be trying this one on my husband (who spent two years living in Italy and another four years marred to an Italian woman). Wish me luck. Gulp.