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I love gnocchi and homemade gnocchi is extra delicious. Did you know it’s so easy to make?

Homemade potato gnocchi

Ingredients:

  • 1.1 kgs of potatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups of plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg

Method:

  1. Boil potatoes with the skin on until just tender.
  2. Drain and peel potatoes.
  3. Put your potatoes through a potato ricer or simply mash finely.
  4. Spread out potato on the bench and then add the flour and salt on top.
  5. Make a well in the centre and add the egg and beat with a fork.
  6. Use your hands to combine the mixture until a dough forms.
  7. Shape dough into a long rectangle 10cms wide and cut into 8-10 pieces.
  8. Roll each piece into a long log shape and cut into 2.5cm pieces.
  9. Toss gnocchi in flour to prevent from sticking while you are waiting to cook it.
  10. To cook: boil a large pot of water and add gnocchi, when the gnocchi rise to the surface after a few minutes they are ready to drain and eat.

My kids love homemade gnocchi – even the ones who don’t like potato!

Have you made your own gnocchi? Try it out and let me know how you go. Please add comment below.

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  • Can’t stand potatoes or gnocchi.

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  • have only tried gnocchi once, wouldn’t mind trying it again

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  • great recipe for sure! haven’t had this for ages

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  • I love gnocchi. I have made it a few times but am always told by my partner his nonna made it better :/

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  • Just love making homemade pasta

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  • I made pumpkin gnocchi once, worked out really well for my first go, I always thought it was hard to make. I gas no problems. What I do need is a yummy sauce to go with it

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  • You make it look so simple!

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  • Lke nh

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  • How amazingly simple is this recipe. Definitely saving and trying this. I love Gnocchi so I am looking forward to having a go…

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  • Thanks for your post,l saw on Boys Weekend how to make it and it was alot of work but l have never made it! Maybe after a few attempts!

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  • An Italian lady I worked with always made her own gnocci. If her grandchildren knew she was going to make it, they always asked to go around there.

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  • Yes, I do make my own gnocchi. I used to make them with potatoes, but then I read a wonderful recipe of gnocchi made with ricotta, here in Mouths of Mums, and since then I only make those ones. :-)

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  • Thank you I was just thinking 2 days ago I would like to make some gnocchi. perfect timing!

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