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Gnocchi Recipe

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Contributor:  
Melodee Morell
Added: Thursday, November 16, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and boiled until soft
1 c. all purpose flour
3 egg yolks
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Once the potatoes have been cooked and cooled, push them through a potato ricer and finely rice them all. Place in large mixing bowl. Fill a large pot with salted water and bring to a full boil. Add flour, salt and pepper to potatoes and incorporate together. Add egg yolks. It will make soft dough. Cover to prevent drying out.

Flour a kitchen work surface or pastry cloth and using a handful of dough at a time, form into a log about as think as your finger. Cut small pieces from the log to inch in size. Using a floured fork, roll gnocchi under fork to make fine score lines or use a gnocchi board to do this. Try to roll the ends of the gnocchi as you do this to gently round the cut edges instead of having sharp edges. Place prepared gnocchi into boiling water and cook until they float to the top. This only takes a few minutes. Watch them carefully as overcooked gnocchi become tough. Be careful not to add too many at one time, so they have plenty of room to move about as they cook. Remove gnocchi with slotted spoon and place in a large serving bowl with butter or olive oil at the bottom of the bowl. Gently toss gnocchi in the bowl as you add more to coat with butter or oil to prevent sticking. Serve immediately as a main dish or add your favorite red or white sauce, with or without meat or simply as a wonderful side. Great menu item to make with kids!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a great recipe to make with the kids. My boys love to make the dough and form each individual gnocchi and watch them cook in the boiling water. When we make some that don't look "perfect" we laugh about the funny shapes. Usually when we make the gnocchi, we eat them as fast as we can make them. By the time dinner is ready we are already full! I love to tell my boys about how my mother used to make homemade gnocchi for me when I was a little girl.

 

 

 

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