homemade gnocchi

★★★★★ 2
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By Linda Mitchell
from Ocean City, MD

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

★★★★★ 2
serves 6 to 8
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For homemade gnocchi

  • 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.

How To Make homemade gnocchi

  • 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.
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