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Nonna's Gnocchi Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Georgie & Milly McRae
Added: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 (750g) desiree potatoes, unpeeled
1 1/3 cups (200g) plain flour, plus a little extra

Directions:
Directions:
Boil potatoes until tender. Whilst still hot, peel by hand and discard skins. Puree the potatoes and season to taste with salt.
Add flour and knead lightly until a soft dough forms. Add flour if the mixture becomes sticky (too much flour will make the gnocchi tough and too little will cause the gnocchi to disintegrate during cooking). Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 4 equal sized pieces. roll out each piece to form log of about 2cm wide. Using a lightly floured knife, cut each log into 1.5cm-long pieces. Roll each ball of gnocchi over the prongs of a fork, pressing gently with your index finger or thumb underneath as you go to form a dent in the back of each one (will help sauce to cling).
Boil a large saucepan of water and a small batch of the gnocchi. Wait until they rise to the surface and use a slotted spoon to drain well. Continue cooking in batches. Serve with your favourite pasta sauce or simply season with salt, pepper, butter and parmesan cheese.

 

 

 

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