Potato pasta? You would be crazy, evil and in denial if you said you didn’t enjoy a good bowl of Gnocchi. Now, I wouldn’t blame you if you said you didn’t like the store bought kind. It’s too dense and un-flavorful and just sits at the bottom of your stomach like a brick for the rest of the night.
Watch the video below to see how we made our delicious homemade Gnocchi (just like the Italians do!)
Recipe for Homemade Gnocchi:
2 pounds potatoes (we used yukon gold)
3 egg yolks
1 C flour
rice flour for rolling out Gnocchi
salt and pepper
Boil potatoes for about 20 ish minutes, let cool. Rice potatoes in a ricer, crack in 3 egg yolks, and sprinkle flour over everything. Then, mix all together. Make sure not to over mix, otherwise the mixture will get gummy. Roll out dough and shape on a fork and throw the little dough nuggets into a pot of salted boiling water! Take out once they rise to the top!
We ended up eating our Gnocchi like mac and cheese. We browned butter and sage, tossed in a few pieces of cheese and threw it under the broiler for about 6 minutes until golden. But you can throw pesto over the top (see my video on how to make pesto here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJodhKEckE0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUH2OGcBF3OfHcmO1gvJoyLg