Monday, December 2, 2013

Home Made Gnocchi


I feel like I have been thrashing the "Italian red sauce" recipes but I do eat a lot of pizza and pasta. This is a pretty easy potato and ricotta gnocchi recipe that makes dumplings that are way better than store bought and don't eat up a bunch of active kitchen time. They were not perfect because I ended up mashing the potatoes with a fork and my commitment to smooth fluffy potatoes faded pretty quick.

Ingredients:
  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ~ 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tbsp salt
Directions:

  1. Boil the potatoes for about 40 min with the skin on.
  2. Peel the potatoes and pass through a vegetable mill, box grater or mash up with a fork.
  3. Incorporate the cheese, egg, salt and 1/2 of the flour.
  4. Add enough of the remaining flour for it to become a sticky dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 balls.
  6. Roll each ball into a log and cut into whatever size you want (they will plump up in the water so make them smaller than the final size)
  7. Boil the dumplings in salted water until they float.



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