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Easy Homemade Potato Gnocchi
featured in 10 Mouthwatering Recipes For Potato Lovers
Homemade gnocchi sounds tricky, but the actual process is pretty easy — and well worth the effort. After boiling, peeling, and mashing some potatoes, you’ll whisk them with an egg to make the “dough”. Then comes the fun, soothing part: put on your favorite playlist or podcast while you knead, cut, and add little indentations to every piece. Once they’re done, you simply boil them for 30 seconds and fry up in a decadent butter-sage sauce (or a sauce of your choosing.) Restaurant-level gnocchi accomplished!
for 2 servings
- 4 medium russet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for the water
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (190 g), extra to dust
- 2 tablespoons butter, for pan frying
- sage leaf
- Calories 880
- Fat 15g
- Carbs 163g
- Fiber 11g
- Sugar 5g
- Protein 21g
Estimated values based on one serving size.
- Add the potatoes to a large pot of cool salted water. Bring the water to a boil and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until a fork can easily pierce a potato. Drain the potatoes and set aside until cool enough to handle but still warm.
- Using a peeler or your fingers, remove the skin from the potatoes. In a medium bowl, mash the potatoes until all lumps are gone. Add the salt and pepper and mix well. Make a well in the center of the potatoes and crack an egg into it. Whisk the eggs briefly. Then, using your hands, gently mix it into the potatoes until evenly distributed.
- Put 1 cups of flour onto a clean surface and turn out the potato dough onto it, keeping the remaining ½ cup close by in case you need it. Working quickly and carefully, knead the dough, only incorporating as much flour as you need along the way until the dough loses stickiness and becomes more solid. Slice the dough into 4 parts. Roll out 1 part into a long rope, about 1 inch wide, cutting in half and working with 1 half at a time if the rope is becoming too long. Slice the rope into ½-inch squares and set aside on a lightly floured surface. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- If desired, place a fork on your work surface and slide each gnocchi square from the base of the fork prongs to the top so they make a decorative shape.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the gnocchi in batches, stirring gently once or twice to ensure they are not sticking. Boil until they float to the surface; after another 15-30 seconds in the water, remove.
- In a pan over medium heat, melt butter and add the sage. Add the gnocchi and toss until lightly golden.