Homemade Gnocchi

I have never even thought to try this and I have been honestly terrified to do so. Gnocchi is a potato pasta that I die for every time I see it on a menu. Usually it comes in such a large portion too I can get a couple meals out of it. So I tried to finally do it myself. I’m an Irish Italian girl so this recipe seemed to be right up my alley in all honestly. Just remember *Don’t rush it. Let the potatoes cool slightly. Or else you’ll burn all the skin off your fingers*

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3 Idaho potatoes
  • 1 cup of flour
  • Salt and Pepper (about a teaspoon each)

First you boil the 3 potatoes skin on till they are fork tender done. Pull them out of the water and wait 5 minutes. Peel potatoes, put into a bowl and add salt and pepper. Mash or mush the potatoes with fingers to get an even texture. (Again if they are still super hot just wait a minute extra.) Make a small hole in the middle of the potatoes and add the egg. Gently mix to combine. Then dump out onto a wooden cutting board and slowly incorporate the flour and mix with hands. Once all mixed shape into a circle and cut into 4 equal pieces. After that take a section and roll out into long 1/4 inch wide strips. Cut strips into small inch long pieces and slightly push finger into the center. (For a more traditional noodle roll each gnocchi on the ends of a fork to create the line texture.) After all are rolled out boil a half cup at a time till they float. Then you’re done!

Cut pieces of gnocchi. I really like to serve these noodles with all kinds of sauces! Pesto, Alfredo and Marinara are all perfect and a wonderful combo! Another recipe I found is after boiling the gnocchi pan fry them with some butter and sage! It is delicious and something I truly recommend!

Hope you enjoyed the recipe! It’s easy and seriously worth it!

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