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Nana's Potato Gnocchi

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“My grandmother used to make three different kinds of gnocchi (potato, spinach and ricotta). If you are not familiar with "gnocchi", they are a type of home made pasta (similar to cavatelli), usually made with a potato or cheese based dough.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil potatoes until well done.
  2. Cool just enough to handle, peel and mash thoroughly.
  3. Place mashed potatoes on a floured board and mix well with flour.
  4. Knead dough well.
  5. Roll dough into a"finger thin" roll, and cut into pieces 1-2 inches long.
  6. Flatten each piece gently with thumb and bring long sides together to form a hollow tube or shell shape.
  7. Arrange the gnocchi on a lightly floured sheet or board, dust them lightly with flour.
  8. After shaping all the dough, place about 20 gnocchi into a large pot of boiling, salted water.
  9. When they rise to the surface, remove them from the pot with a strainer.
  10. Place in a heated bowl.
  11. Keep water at a hard, rolling boil and continue cooking the gnocchi (20 at a time) until all are cooked.
  12. Add heated sauce, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

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