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Homemade Gnocchi (Potato Dumplings)

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This is my favorite Italian dish and is SO easy to make from scratch. I love to serve it with different toppings… Sauteed in butter and sage or tossed in melted cream and gorgonzola or smothered in ragu/bolognese sauce or drizzled with butter and topped with shredded parmesan or pesto or drowned in scampi cream and topped with a spoonful of black caviar… MMMM!! Possibilities are endless.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Potatoes (the Older The Better)
  • 3 Tablespoons Kosher Salt Or Sea Salt
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1-½ cup Flour

Preparation

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1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and fill the pot with water just until the water covers the top of the potatoes. Place on high heat and add the salt. Leave to boil.

2. When the potatoes have been boiling for about 20 minutes, remove from heat and drain.

3. With a dish/tea towel, take each potato and peel it with a knife. Work quickly.

4. With a ‘passatutto’, pass the hot potatoes (or use a potato masher). Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper if you like.

5. Add the egg and stir quickly. The heat from the potatoes will cook the egg. Add two or so handfuls of flour into the mix and stir until it all sticks together in a ball of dough.

6. Remove from bowl and knead the dough for a couple of minutes on a floured surface, adding the remaining flour and working in til the dough no longer sticks to your fingers and is pliable.

7. Cut the dough into four or five sections and roll out each section into a 1.5″ thick roll. Slice off 1″ pieces/rectangular cubes. Repeat with all sections and place the gnocchi pieces on a floured platter/dish so that they don’t stick.

8. In boiling water, add the gnocchi (not all at once). When they rise to the surface, wait half a minute to a minute and remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on top so that they do not stick to one another.

9. Add your favorite pasta sauce to it and serve!!

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Serene on 3.5.2014

I haven’t tried my bag of gnocchi in the freezer yet.
But if I like them, I’ll defiantly try this recipe out!

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mcn89 on 3.21.2010

I absolutely can’t wait to try this recipe!!!

I am a big fan of gnocchi. I usually make vodka sauce and pour it GENEROUSLY over my gnocchi. I can’t wait to do this. Thanks for such a great recipe!

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Aleksss on 9.22.2009

awesome! i totally love gnocchis, and always wanted to make some myself!
definitely gonna try this recipe, thank you!

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Kimmy W on 8.19.2009

YUM made them for dinner tonight super easy and my boys ate a ton. Thanks Shecancook2!

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urszula on 5.24.2012

Made this gnocchi few times already. Love it!

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Melisa on 11.11.2011

Wow, I didn’t know I could make Gnocchi! Thanks so much! This recipe is easy and delicious!

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margeb on 6.29.2010

I have always always always wanted to try making gnocchi at home! These are PERFECT! Light and the texture is just right! Thanks so much for sharing! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!

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