Recipe for Gnocchi.
I love gnocchi, but I was way too intimated to make it for so long. I mean, potatoes and flour make some type of dough? That seems hard, I’ll stay away from that recipe!
A friend’s Italian grandmother gave me some great tips on how to make it, so I figured I’d give it a shot – and I’m SO glad that I did. It was delicious and wasn’t really that hard to make!
It is time consuming though – it took me about 3 hours from start to finish to make this dish… but very much worth the time and effort.
Homemade Gnocchi Recipe
- Servings: 3-4
- 6-8 Medium Russet Potatoes
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- Peel & wash your potatoes and boil in a large pot until tender, about 40 minutes. Let cool completely.
- Mash potatoes (we use a potato ricer and it is one of our favourite kitchen tools!) until there are no lumps at all.
- Add salt and then add the flour 1/2 cup at a time, kneading well with each addition (you may need to add more than 2 cups.. the key is to make sure the “dough” is not sticky at all).
- Once all of the flour has been incorporated and your dough is holding together and is not sticky, form it into a ball and then divide it into 4-6 smaller balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into long strips (about 3/4 inch thick). Cut the strips into 1 inch pieces. Repeat with remaining balls.
- Boil the gnocchi in boiling, salted water for no more than 2 minutes (they will float to the top when cooked). If they start to fall apart while boiling, that means you did not use enough flour when making the dough.
- Toss gnocchi in homemade pasta sauce, top with cheese and enjoy!