Potato Gnocchi

27 Dec 2018 no comments peasandlove Categories Uncategorized

Gnocchi are heart warming and filling and make a nice change to conventional pasta. Whether served with a traditional tomato sauce or simply butter and sage – they work in a variety of ways. Making homemade gnocchi is simple and delicious. 

Serves 2-3

Ingredients 

500 g of potato 

Coarse sea salt

1 egg yolk

50 g 00 Flour

sprinkle of black pepper

150 ml basil pesto 

Handful of cherry tomatoes

10 Fresh peas or beans

  1. Peel and boil your potatoes for about 10 minutes until they are flaky but not too wet and soft, they should crumble in your hands. Sprinkle the potato with a good amount of salt and pepper, add your egg yolk and flour and kneed into a dough consistency. Roll pieces of the dough out into a long sausage like form and cut into small gnocchi.
  2. When the potatoes are cooked process them through a potato ricer until they come out in a fine rice consistency. 
  3. Use a fork to form grooves in the gnocchi (this step is optional but it allows the gnocchi to hold on the sauce better. 

Your Gnocchi can be used with a variety of different sauces. We have tossed the gnocchi in basil pesto, fresh peas and cherry tomatoes and topped it off with a squeeze of lemon and parmesan.