Homemade Gnocchi

Linda Mitchell

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@lindakac

Another family recipe. My Aunt Ginger made all her pastas, tomato sauce from scratch. This is her homdemade gnocchi.


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Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

2 large potatoes
1 c
flour
1
egg
1
8 ounce container ricotta cheese
2 tsp
salt
1/4 c
parsley flakes

I START OUT WITH I CUP FLOUR SOMETIMES I MIGHT NEED APPX. 1 MORE TABLESPOON.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil 2 large potatoes( slice) in boiling water add a teaspoon salt to water. Appx. 10 minutes. Check with fork to make sure the potatoes are cooked through.
2
Mash cooked potatoes until creamy add one egg and small container of ricotta cheese and 1/4 cup parsley. (A dash of salt and pepper optional)
3
Add the 1cup of flour a little at a time until dough is of rolling consistency. Sometime i have to add a additional tablespoon. Check your consistency.
4
You should have a nice round mound of dough. Flour a surface. I use my big wooden kitchen table. Take a handful of dough and roll out into a snake shape. About 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 1 inch pieces and roll each piece with thumb to form a boat.
5
Placed gnocchi on a floured cookie sheet. Flour and add sheets of wax paper to prevent them from sticking. Place cookie sheet in freezer for a short time so the gnocchi won't stick together until ready to cook.
6
They don't take long to cook about 5 minutes. Just add gnocchi to boiling salted water and when they rise to the top they are done. drain and add your favorite sauce and sprinkle with parmemsan cheese.
7
You can put homemade gnocchi in a freezer bag and freeze to use at a later date and they will be fine.
8
I have a wonderful recipe for homemade tomato sauce as well "gravy" but i never measure the ingredients. I will take all measurements the next time i make and post the homemade tomato sauce as well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy