Gnocchi are fantastic with all sorts of
sauces, from a simple summer tomato sauce to the richest meat sauce.
Real home cooking at it's best!
2 lbs. baking potatoes, boiled and cooled
1 egg yolk
3 C. bread flour
1/2 t. salt
1 T. crushed parsley or basil
Once potatoes are cool, peel them and put them through a ricer. Place riced
potatoes in large bowl and add egg yolk. Mix thoroughly with hands. Add flour,
salt, and parsley or basil. Mix with hands until dough is smooth.
Roll out dough into round strips and cut into 1/2-inch segments. Roll each
dumpling with a floured fork and place on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
Once sheet is full, place it in freezer until gnocchi are hard. Once they are
frozen, you can either put the gnocchi in a bag and refreeze for future use, or
To cook, bring water to a boil and place gnocchi in the water. After they float
to the top, cook the dumplings for three more minutes. Drain and serve topped
with a pasta sauce of your choice (tomato, alfredo or veal broth), or a mixture
of butter, parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.