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Sunday, March 4, 2012

mangia modays 52: homemade gnocchi

hey, all!
welcome to

a blog hop i co-host each week with
the wonderful & sweet
lisa from shine your light!

i totally rocked my midterm!
i got a 98% on my written
& a 9/10 & 10/10 on my practical.
i'm so glad that they're over
& i have spring break to look forward to.

this week, i'm sharing

homemade gnocchi

5 large idaho potatoes
2 eggs
3/4 C grated parmesan
3-4 C all-purpose flour
1 TBS salt

1. preheat the oven to 400 f. & bake the potatoes until they are fork tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

2. while the potatoes are still hot, peel & pass them through a food mill so they land onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. when doing this, pay careful attention to keep the potatoes as light & fluffy as possible (this will aid in keeping the gnocchi light). refrigerate the potatoes on the sheet tray until cold (this is also a very important step: if the potatoes are warm while adding flour, they will require more flour which will result in a much heavier finished product).

3. when the potatoes are absolutely cold, transfer to a clean work surface. beat together the eggs & cheese & pour onto the potatoes. season with salt. cover generously with flour (it should look like snow on the mountains).

4. crumble the potato/flour mixture between your fingers. begin to knead the dough until it is a dry homogeneous mixture. the dough should feel slightly moist, but not tacky. if too tacky, repeat the snow on the mountains stage.

5. form the dough into a large log. cut slices off the log and begin to roll into long ropes that are about 1-inch in thickness. cut the ropes into 1/2-inch lengths. cover generously with flour. place the gnocchi in a single layer on a sheet tray dusted with flour. DO NOT PILE ON TOP OF EACH OTHER!!

6. use or freeze the gnocchi immediately. if freezing, place tray directly into the freezer. once frozen, the gnocchi can be stored in plastic bags, in the freezer, indefinitely. when cooking gnocchi they can go directly from the freezer into salted boiling water.

**it is a general practice to take gnocchi out of the water when they float. this is a big mistake. gnocchi need to be cooked in boiling water until they float & get nice & puffy. not cooking gnocchi long enough will also result in heavy gnocchi.**

i love gnocchi,
& i loved making my own!
i tossed it with sauteed spinach, sun dried tomatoes,
truffle oil & parmesan.
it was delicious!

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  1. My husband is the one who introduced me to gnocchi. He first had them in Argentina when he served a mission for our Church. They are so delicious, yet I have never attempted to make them. I wonder if I am up to the challenge. :)

  2. congrats on those grades! that's awesome!

  3. The gnocchi look delicious and I could gobble them down. Like Julie, I have never made them, myself.

    Would you be kind enough to link this to My Meatless Mondays?

  4. I love to make gnocchi too! Yours looks delicious, and now I'm inspired to make some this week. :)

  5. Kristin, congrats on all your exams!

    I'm sharing Homemade Chocolate Banana Lara Bars, a Kamut Herb Salad with Feta & Hazelnuts, and an article on Making Butter, Getting a Science Lesson and Exercising - All At The Same Time.

    Have a great Monday!

  6. Thanks for sharing. I've always wondered about making gnocchi. I've always been underwhelmed when I've had it in restaurants and figured homemade had to be better.

    I shared my Hawaiian Cake Batter Blondie recipe. Thanks for hosting!

  7. I do love gnochhi and can't wait to try this.

  8. I have been intimidated to try making gnocchi myself, but your recipe has convinced me to give it a try! Thanks for hosting!! :)

  9. Thanks for hosting!! I posted my family's favorite sauerkraut. It's easy to make and full of healing probiotics.

  10. Thanks for hosting! I've added the Chicken Sausages With Peppers.

  11. Thanks for hosting! I really need to try these!