How to make it

  • 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. Season with salt, then mash potatoes with fork, masher, or in ricer. Place in large bowl, and stir in egg and olive oil. Knead in enough flour to make a soft dough.
  • On a floured surface, roll dough into a long rope. Cut the rope into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi, and cook until they float to the top, about 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with your favorite sauce.
  • You can add garlic, herbs and more to the potatoes to flavor your pasta.
  • Add flour if needed to make dough not sticky. Real Gnocchi is a soft somewhat sticky pasta. Let them cook and handle dough and cooked pasta as little as possible for best results. Depending on your location or cooking range, cooking times and dough results may vary. You don't have to roll and make indentations. As served in Italy, they are cut into little square pillow looking pasta.
  • This works great for dumplings in Soups, Stews & my favorite Chicken Paprikash!

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    " It was excellent "
    gapeach55 ate it and said...
    Yummo! These sound great!
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  • dredzykins 9 years ago
    this looks lovely- i'm gonna try a vegan & gluten free version- will keep you posted!
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  • gypsydancer 9 years ago
    This recipe is great! I loved making it. Easy, delicious and a great dish for a veggie to eat her potatoes in a different way.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Real Gnocchi is not easy to make, Experience is the key to making it right. I like to bake the potatoes so they are drier to start out. Then I peel them and press them through a ricer for texture.
    A nice glass of wine and some crusty garlic bread and were done.
    I will bring the wine and make the bread , let me know when and I will be there in a flash

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  • dsboutique 10 years ago
    You can absolutely freeze these in freezer bags and then cook them when you need it!
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    " It was excellent "
    aimee ate it and said...
    I'm embarrassed that I only found this recipe after spelling "gnocchi" wrong.. -_- but what a happy mistake! Sounds like a great recipe, been meaning to try my hand at gnocchi.
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  • linebb956 11 years ago
    can you make these and freeze part uncooked? There are only 2 of us.
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  • jkstern 11 years ago
    These sound delicious! Will try them and get back to you :-)
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