How To Make Gnocchi

This post is for my girl Sandy.

I love her so much, and yes, I picked her up on my wedding day. I clearly thought it was hilarious. Anyway, the last time she was in town I took her to 112 eatery and she had gnocchi for the first time. When she comes up again, her and I both know we will be hitting 112 eatery again, we have discussed the gnocchi many many times. I kept looking up recipes on how to make it, and checking different versions. I am happy to say I finally found time to make some gnocchi!!

It’s actually not difficult to make, but it’s a little putsy. Perhaps it’s a Sunday affair?

- Cut your potatoes in half, fill a saucepan with cold water and salt the water. Place your potatoes into the pot immediately – don’t wait until the water is boiling

- Gather the rest of your ingredients, so they are ready when you need them

- When the potatoes are done (you will know when you stab them with a knife or fork and the potato doesn’t stick to it any more – they will slip right off) turn off the heat, and scoop out each potato. Place on a clean surface and peel the potato using the back of a knife. You don’t need to use the sharp side, the skin will for the most part come right off. Then mash the potatoes down with a fork until they are still a little chunky. Let them cool for about 10 minutes.

**Do not drain the potato water!

- Then sprinkle the cheese over the top of the potatoes. If any of the cheese even remotely melts the potatoes are still too hot. (You don’t want to cook the egg!) Pour the egg over the top of the cheese and mix all of the ingredients together and form a large ball.

- Cut the dough into four chunks and slowly roll the dough into four small logs – about an inch in diameter. Cut into half inch thick slices. For presentation, roll your fork over the top of each piece.

At this point you should turn your potato water back to medium heat. When it starts to boil, drop in the gnocchi. You will know it’s done when they float to the top of the water. Fish them out and cover them in your favorite sauce. I simply cover with a little bit of butter, salt and more cheese! Keep it simple! :)

Can’t wait until we are together again Sandy!!

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Homemade Gnocchi

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

2 large russet potatoes
Scant 1 cup of flour
1 egg
1/3 cup of parmesan-reggiano cheese

Directions:

- Cut your potatoes in half, fill a saucepan with cold water and salt the water. Place your potatoes into the pot immediately - don't wait until the water is boiling

- Gather the rest of your ingredients, so they are ready when you need them
- When the potatoes are done (you will know when you stab them with a knife or fork and the potato doesn't stick to it any more - they will slip right off) turn off the heat, and scoop out each potato. Place on a clean surface and peel the potato using the back of a knife. You don't need to use the sharp side, the skin will for the most part come right off. Then mash the potatoes down with a fork until they are still a little chunky. Let them cool for about 10 minutes.

**Do not drain the potato water!

- Then sprinkle the cheese over the top of the potatoes. If any of the cheese even remotely melts the potatoes are still too hot. (You don't want to cook the egg!) Pour the egg over the top of the cheese and mix all of the ingredients together and form a large ball.

- Cut the dough into four chunks and slowly roll the dough into four small logs - about an inch in diameter. Cut into half inch thick slices. For presentation, roll your fork over the top of each piece.

At this point you should turn your potato water back to medium heat. When it starts to boil, drop in the gnocchi. You will know it's done when they float to the top of the water. Fish them out and cover them in your favorite sauce. I simply cover with a little bit of butter, salt and more cheese! Keep it simple! :)

 

      

4 Responses to “How To Make Gnocchi”

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    Taylor — January 25, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I’ve always wanted to make gnocchi! I’ve also always wanted to try 112 eatery….foodie get together soon, perhaps? :)

    • Mackenzie — January 25th, 2013 @ 8:18 am

      Absolutely! 112 is SO yummy!!!

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    ashley - baker by nature — January 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Oooooh I can’t wait to try making these!!!!

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    Jenna — January 25, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    112 Eatery’s was so good! Can’t wait to try yours :)

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