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Gnocchi

January 7, 2012

“I’m getting sick of potatoes, mum”, said Arlo – and to be fair he has eaten a huge amount of potato over the last month or so – which is particularly galling for him as his favourite food in all the world is pasta. So we compromised. Potato gnocchi (pronounced, I think, nyoki) is almost pasta.

Once again this dish relies heavily on the stash of ready cooked potato in the fridge – though I believe it’s better if you cook the potatoes and use them immediately. That’s not the way I work, more’s the pity.

Mash about 8oz of potato so that there are no lumps and add about 2oz of strong white bread flour (you could also add some dried herbs at this point if you wanted). I went too high tech and used a stick blender –  mistake – the mix ended up in a great big dollop of goo stuck on the end of the blade: mix well with a fork!  You need to roll the dough into a long sausage shape and cut small bits off  – the mix will be a bit sticky so flour the board – and use a sharp knife. Bring a pan of water to the boil, and throw the gnocchi in – when they rise to the top, they’re done.  They only take a few minutes, so get whatever you’re going to eat them with ready. We like green dip, but a tomato sauce is good too.

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