Homemade Gnocchi

     Making homemade gnocchi has been on my to do list for a long time. I love the pillow soft clouds of potato pasta. I figured they were probably difficult to make just like any pasta and was surprised when I took a look at the recipe. It didn’t seem nearly as difficult as I thought but it did look time consuming.

     I happened to have a 2 hour delay yesterday so I baked my potatoes before going to work and let them cool during the day. When I got home I peeled them and put them into the shredder on my new food processor. The shredder made the recipe fairly easy because it took around 2 minutes to shred all 3 potatoes.

     Mixing the dough was the difficult part. I had a hard time getting the potatoes and flour to form a dough, but after 30 minutes or adding flour and kneading I’d formed a passable dough. The gnocchi was easy to form and cut and they puffed up in the boiling water. The end result was a little heavy but tasted ok. It wasn’t the best gnocchi I’ve ever had but both my husband and I thought it was good for a first effort. In the future I will bake the potatoes longer so they are easier to incorporate into the dough.

Gnocchi (adapted from Stick a Fork in It )
3 large potatoes (about 2 ½ pounds)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1-2 c. flour
½ t. salt

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake the potatoes for an hour and a half. Set aside to cool.

2. Peel the potatoes, and put them through a food mill or a food processor shredder.

3. Pile the potatoes on a cutting board and drizzle the egg over top of them. Add in ¾ cup of flour and salt. Use your fingers and combine the ingredients to form a soft dough. Continue adding flour until the dough is smooth and moist, but not sticky.

4. Cut the dough into four pieces and roll each piece into a long roll. Use a knife and cut into ½ inch pieces. Dust with flour.

5. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Put the gnocchi in the water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain and serve with sauce.

This post linked to:
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Comments

  1. I am a freak for gnocchi. Have you ever made paprikash? It tastes delicious with gnocchi. Looking forward to trying your recipe!

  2. that looks GREAT!!!!

  3. Oh! I’m so glad you posted this, I made it once but had forgotten about it. Thanks for sharing.

    I’d love for you to share this at our linky party.

    http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/02/recipe-round-up-5.html

    ~Jenn

  4. Hi Heather,
    Your Gnocchi looks delicious, this is a special treat at The Cottage. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Haven’t made gnocchi in a loooooong time, but love it. Last time I made a sweet potato version, turned out delicious, and the color was beautiful!

    I now want to make ricotta gnocchi, I know it’s tricky to make, but still….

  6. Yum! I love gnocchi

  7. Gnocchi’s have been on my to-do list also but still haven’t gotten to it. You’ve done a wonderful job. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

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