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How to: Homemade Gnocchi

How to: Homemade Gnocchi

There are a variety of ways to make these delicious little morsels, or Italian style dumplings as they are sometimes called. Here's our recipe:

Ingredients:
Servings: 10 -12

  • 3 lbs baking potatoes ( 3 to 4 potatoes)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1 large or 2 medium sized eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 7.5 quarts water
  • 6 cups ice 

Preparation: 

Boil potatoes whole for about 45 minutes, until soft. While they are still warm, peel them completely. Mash potatoes thoroughly and place on a clean, flat surface. In a large boiling pot, set 6 quarts of water to boil. Using the remaining water (6 cups), create an ice bath in a bowl beside the bowling water. Create a well in the center of the mashed potatoes and cover completely with flour. Crack egg(s) into the center of well and add salt. Using a fork, fold potato and flour into the egg and stir until egg is mixed in. Bring dough together and knead gently to form a ball. Continue to knead gently until dough is dry. Roll ball of dough into a 3/4 to 1 inch rolls and slice rolls into 1 inch long pieces. Drop these pieces into bowling water and bowl for about 1 minute, until they begin to float. Place cooked gnocchi into ice bath. Allow to sit in ice bath for several minutes, until completely cooled, then drain. Coat gnocchi in vegetable oil, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

 

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