Total Time
45mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

I copied this recipe years ago from an Italian cookbook. Serve with marinara sauce and grated cheese.

Directions

  1. Wash, peel and cube potatoes.
  2. Boil in salted water, in a covered pot, until tender.
  3. Drain, reserving a little hot water for further use.
  4. Put the hot cooked potatoes on a flat working surface and mash.
  5. Put 2 cups flour on top of potatoes and mix well to make a soft elastic dough.
  6. Knead the dough well until it is pliable, adding some of the reserved hot water if needed.
  7. You should knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5- 8 minutes.
  8. Use as little additional flour as possible.
  9. To make gnocchi, break off small pieces of dough.
  10. Using the palm of your hand, roll the pieces to pencil thickness.
  11. Cut them into pieces about 3/4 inch long.
  12. Curl each piece by pressing lightly with your index finger and pulling your finger along the piece of dough toward you.
  13. When you want to eat them, bring salted water to a boil.
  14. Add gnocchi and boil rapidly, uncovered, until tender.
  15. They should take about 10 minutes or less.
  16. Drain, top with sauce and enjoy.

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