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Homemade Gnocchi…

Gnocchi is a regular favourite at our place. In relation to my last post, My Favourite Italian City; Rome, I felt this well loved recipe, was appropriate. Although Rome is famous for Gnocchi alla Romana ( round, semolina morsels of goodness, topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano, and baked in the oven), this is the traditional potato recipe with a choice of two delicious sauces.

Cooking gnocchi from scratch, can be terrifying, but in actual fact, it is quite simple. A few basic ingredients and a lot of love, equal the perfect potato dumpling, that will melt in your mouth! Mangia, mangia 🙂

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Ingredients:

Gnocchi

1kg desiree potato (red skin) cut into cubes

60g butter softened

1 egg beaten

2½ cups plain flour

salt

Sauce (red)

1 small onion finely diced

2 cloves garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

1 400g tin diced tomatoes

1 cup tomato passata

basil

salt

Sauce (cream)

2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp olive oil

15g butter

1 cup cream

¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano

parsley to serve

 

Method:

Gnocchi

Cook the potatoes in salted water for 10 minutes or until tender, and drain well.

Mash the hot potatoes through a sieve (strainer or press) into a large bowl with the butter, egg, salt and half of the flour. Mix well.

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead while adding the rest of the flour. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky.

Flour hands and roll dough into 2cm thick rolls and cut each piece into 1 cm pieces. (You can see example in picture below). Press the tops of each piece with floured prongs of a fork or a wooden gnocchi paddle, to make the lined pattern. Keep gnocchi spread out on floured trays or cloth.

Simmer salted water in a large pan and add gnocchi in batches for 2 minutes or until they begin to rise to the top. Serve immediately with sauce, or if serving later, toss cooked gnocchi into a bowl of cold water. Drain and toss with olive oil in a separate bowl. The gnocchi will retain its shape and not become sticky. Once ready to eat, simply toss the cold gnocchi into the hot sauce of your choice to heat through. Serve and enjoy. 🙂

 Sauce (red)

Saute onion in olive oil until soft. Add garlic. If you like a bit of heat, I add half a teaspoon of my chilli paste (recipe here) at this point. Add the tin tomatoes, passata, and basil and season to taste. Stir and cook for 20 minutes. Serve with the gnocchi and top with grated parmesan cheese.

Sauce (cream)

Saute garlic in olive oil and butter. Pour in the cream and simmer. Take pan off the stove and stir through cheese, gnocchi and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

gnocchi method 1

 

Gnocchi method 2

 

Gnocchi method 3

 

Gnocchi method 4

 

Gnocchi Method 5

 

gnocchi copyright

 

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94 comments on “Homemade Gnocchi…

  1. I love gnocchi and this post has made me really hungry! Mmmmm

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  2. This looks so perfect & delicious. Nice recipe😋

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  3. What a delicious gnocchi, Lorelle! I love homemade ones and if possible I would eat it all the time! 😀 I am going to try your recipe next time! 🙂

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  4. Yum 😋

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  5. I have only ever made semolina gnocchi from scratch but you have me thinking that my conundrum over what to make for supper tonight has just been magically transformed into a lights on and into the kitchen to cook up a gnocchi storm moment. But these babies not my usuals …. I’m reckoning there will be a happy tummy later! X

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    • I have never tried the semolina. Send me your recipe…. would love to try it. ❤️

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      • I will do that. Just need to dig out the quantities. I used to make a roulade out of the gnocchi mixture also, stuffed it with cheese and served with a spritzy tomato sauce and green leaves dressed with lemon and oil. If I can remember how (haven’t made it in years, I’ll send that through to) Is there anything greater than sharing food and does any nation know that better than Italy? 🇮🇹 ❤️

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      • That would be fantastic. Thank you Osyth. The roulade sounds delicious too. Totally agree….. mangia bene 😋🍝

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  6. Oh my, this recipe sings to me and how I wish I owned a gnocchi paddle. You can be sure this will get made soon.

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    • Excellent… you will not believe where I found that gnocchi paddle Peggy! I was in search of one High and low around Melbourne but could not find one! Then, while visiting Daylesford for the day, I walked into a gift/ homeware shop and there it was. I was told by the sales lady that “all roads lead to Daylesford!” Will never forget that! 😉

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  7. Mmm, looks delicious. I’d eat at your place any time. 🙂

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  8. I’ve never tried anything like this before!! However, I love all potato dishes, haha, so I’m sure this would top my list of favorite foods if I ever try it. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this recipe! I loved seeing all the pictures, and I just might have to make it sometime. xx

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  9. I have never ever made gnocchi before..read many recipes and never took the plunge..ate gnocchi good and bad..so it is now or never methinks …I don’t have a gnocchi paddle but hey ho I am sure I can manage without so pinning this for later..Thank you Lorelle 🙂

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  10. looks great, wonderful recipe!

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  11. keep forgetting gnocchi is potato and not pasta haha!

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  12. Grace Reed

    Now I’m craving gnocchis….looks delicious!

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  13. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    Yum! This post made me so hungry. I always thought making gnocchi was really tricky but you make it look so easy 🙂

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  14. I absolutely love gnocchi. My favourite are gnocchi di zucca 🎃. Ciao, Cristina

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  15. I absolutely loooove gnocchi and this recipe looks great! Gnocchi and pesto is my favorite!

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  16. This looks so yummy, I have never made it myself. Looks like I will be giving it a try soon!

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  17. Ooh I’ve always wanted to try making this, and I didn’t realise that it was so easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. That looks so good! Reading your post and seeing the pictures is making me crave some right now even though it’s early in the morning here!

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  19. Lorelle, this stopped me in my scroll. Could have used this when Mom was here. Still, I actually try it. My Nana made gnocchi, but nothing is written down. Of course.

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    • Oh, then I should have posted it earlier Lorna, damn! Never mind.
      Of course, nothing was ever written down then. If you asked too, it was always… “a little bit of this and a handful of that!” 😆😉

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      • Mom wouldn’t have made it anyway, ha! We still have the makings of pizzaiol’ in the freezer, but it isn’t actually made.

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  20. This looks delicious and doesn’t sound too complicated – do you know if gluten free flour works??? Will definitely try it for the family (it is only me who is GF) x

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  21. This looks super yummy! I’ve bought gnocchi in the store, but never made the dumplings myself. It does look easy the way you described it. One thing I recently tried and liked was instead of boiling the gnocchi, I sautéed them in butter. They took on a really yummy golden crust and, of course, butteriness. Not so healthy, but really good. Thanks for giving me confidence I could make a gnocchi on my own!

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  22. I have a banana bread baking in the oven but I really wish I had these instead!! I’m definitely saving this recipe; thank you for sharing! 🙂

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  23. My husband loves this meal and I have never attempted cooking it. I must show it to him so we can have a go. Thank you!

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  24. Yes, I have tried making this yummy dish and it worked out well as no food was left on the plates. The flour in Europe seems to be more superior in quality than NZ or Aussie brands. No doubt why the French bread is so good!!

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  25. I have never tried this before! Looks like I have to try this

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  26. This gnocchi looks so wonderful, it made me a little hungry reading your post.

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  27. This looks delicious 😊 making things from scratch can be so therapeutic – it might take longer but the end result is so worth it!! Now I’ve a craving for potato haha!

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  28. This looks great. I’ve never made gnocchi, but it doesn’t seem so hard, I may give it a try, it would be good to do with the kids.

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  29. I have never tried to make it from scratch. I will have to see if I can get the courage to attwmpt making this. Thanks for sharing

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  30. I’m not sure I have ever eaten gnocchi…am I abnormal? I’m always looking for new things to do with potatoes though so might just give this a try this week!

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  31. drallisonbrown

    LOVE these!! When we lived in Boston, we’d go to the North End (Little Italy) for these and other yummy dishes. Can’t wait to get to Italy to try them (bucket list!)

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  32. thanks for sharing this – its another one of yours that I’m saving – to make one of these days – smile

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  33. Looks delicious! I just might make this one day.

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  34. Looking delicious! I haven’t tried making gnocchi yet. Must do!

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  35. The fact that you made them from scratch deserves a thumbs up. T’m always too lazy to do it, and I buy them ready made :)). I love gnocchi, but my favorite sauce is brown butter sage.

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  36. Wow you really are talented on many things Lorelle. This one looks super yummy.

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  37. OMG. YUM! Just like my mum made. How I miss these and her. Thanks for the nostalgic memories. Lorelle. xo

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  38. Looks so delish!! I always wondered what tool was ysed for the little stripes on the gnocchi!!

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  39. I’ve only tried gnocchi once, it was pre made and I wasn’t sure about it. This looks tasty though, maybe I should give gnocchi another chance!

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  40. LOrelle, you make it sound so effortless. It looks amazing! Gnocchi is one of my favs but I never dare to make it at home. Perhaps I should reconsider. xx

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