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Approximate Ingredients:*5 lb bag of Yukon Gold Butter Potatoes
* 5 lb Bag of Good Quality Flour such as King Arthur unbleached all purpose Flour or
Tipo 00 Flour (you may need more or less)
* 1 tsp of Salt
* 2 Whole Eggs (optional)
Tools you will need:Potato Ricer (not a masher!!)
Wooden Board(everyone always asks me where I bought my large board, so click here and it will take you to the site I bought it on)
Large Steamer Pot
Gnocchi paddle or fork
Procedure:* Peel Potatoes and steam until a fork can easily slide through (about 40 minutes)
~*~ It is very important to steam or bake your potatoes. You do not want to boil them in water, because then the potatoes will have water in them causing you to need to add more flour in the dough. This will make for a dense gnocchi instead of a lighter gnocchi~*~
* Let the potatoes cool to room temperature or until you can handle them without burning your fingers
*Grab a large bowl and put each potato through the ricer
* Add 2 Eggs (optional) and salt (Mix with you hands)
* Add Flour about a cup at a time and mix with your hands until it is the perfect consistency...Not too Sticky, yet not too dry!
* Flour your large wooden Board
* cut a small slice of dough and roll it into a long rope to desired size. I like mine smaller, but I know many like theirs large.
* Cut them into about 1/2 inch size pieces
* press and roll them with your thumb using a gnocchi paddle or a fork for the traditional gnocchi marks. These marks help the gnocchi hold the sauce better!
* Place them onto a lightly floured tea towel
~*~TIP~*~ (if you are not planning on eating them right away, lay them flat onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or a floured tea town and freeze. Once they are frozen you can put them in a freezer bag and tightly seal them up. Freeze and use until you want to eat them!)
* When you are ready to eat them, Boil a large pot of salted water. Then carefully throw the gnocchi in. Once they float to the top, let them cook an extra minute or 2. They cook quickly!
* Take out with a large Skimmer Strainer spoon.
* Toss with your favorite sauce and top with some freshly grated cheese!
|Matteo at 2 month old watching Mommy make gnocchi for Christmas|
|My cousin Mario making us gnocchi for lunch in Italy 2013|