- Course: Main Course
- Servings: 6
- Prep. time: 40 min
I know i’m no Italian Grandma but I made some gnocchi the other night and they were quite delicious!
I love potatoes and I love pasta so you can only imagine me when, a few years ago, I learned that Gnocchis existed!
I didn’t know whether I should cry of pure joy or move to Italy and find myself a new Grandma that would make me Gnocchis everyday!
I voted for the crying since I was still a student and I had no money for the plane ticket to Italy. Too bad, I’m sure Grandma Giovanna would haved love me and my hungry stomach!
Enough with the sad talk about the Italian grand mother I always wanted!
Here is how you make some fresh and delicious Gnocchi!!!
You’ll need a ricer (like the below pic) this instrument will make this task extremely easy!
Wilted and Chopped Spinach
Whisk the egg and drizzle it all over the potatoes
Sprinkle the flour on the potatoes
Gently fix everything together and gently knead the dough for a few minutes and make into a ball.
Divide in 8 pieces and make logs with each piece. Each log should be about 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide.
Cut at every 1/3 to 1/2 inch to make your gnocchis.
With a fork, gently rock the gnocchi from side to side, pressing so very gently on it to form the “gnocchi design” on each piece. Look at the following pictures to make sure you understand how to do it :)
See how the gnocchi is now on it’s side.
To cook them you will need a big pot with salted boiling water. Once the water is boiling, add a couple of gnocchis at a time to the water and cook them until the gnocchi are floating on the surface. With aRecipe based on: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/how-to-make-gnocchi-like-an-italian-grandmother-recipe.html