Italian Gnocchi Recipe

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Italian gnocchi are delicious in every way: boiled, fried, with a meat sauce or floating in a cheese sauce. Find your preferred combination by trying it in endlessly creative ways.
Dinner
Italian
4
ingredients
13
steps
35
minutes
Chef Davide always found the place where he could best express himself, communicate, and have fun was the kitchen. He began working in kitchens at age 16 and moved to Europe to explore different cuisines firsthand after graduating. He quickly landed at a culinary academy in Italy and graduated with honors. Chef Davide has since donned many chef hats, including those as a private chef, consultant, instructor and entrepreneur.

Ingredients

Servings:
3
2 lb
potatoes, see notes
4 cup(s)
00 or all-purpose flour
2
eggs
1 tsp
salt

Directions 13 steps | 35 Minutes

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil the potatoes for 30-40 minutes or until a fork easily pierces the potato. 

Step 2

Peel the potatoes while they are still warm.

Step 3

Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or a fork. 

Step 4

Make a “volcano” with the mashed potatoes and then create a “crater” at the center. Crack the eggs in the center and add a pinch of salt

Step 5

Mix the eggs and the mashed potatoes.

Step 6

Work the flour into the mixture, incorporating it a little bit at a time.

Step 7

Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-8 minutes, adding flour only when the dough becomes too sticky. 

Step 8

The consistency of the dough should be compact, smooth and elastic. Shape the dough into a ball and cover it with a bit of flour. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Step 9

Cut a piece of dough and roll it into a ½-inch thick cylinder.

Step 10

Cut the gnocchi into ½-inch wide pieces. Check the consistency of the gnocchi by boiling a few in a pot of boiling salted water. If the dough is too soft, add a bit of flour. If the dough is too hard, use less flour next time.

Step 11

Finish cutting the rest of the dough.

Step 12

Boil the gnocchi in a pot of boiling salted water for about 60 seconds.

Step 13

Serve the gnocchi with your favorite sauce. Enjoy!


Notes:

Use a good selection of ingredients, especially the potatoes. The older they are the better.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
880
FAT
4.6 g
PROTEIN
26.9 g
CARBS
180.2 g

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Lauren B.

Lauren

25 Jul 2022

Simple ingredients but such great texture and flavor.

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