I am a huge fan of all things Italian..the people, the culture, the scenery, the weather..the FOOD!
So when I saw an Italian chef making gnocchi and how easy it looked, I thought hmm I need to do that one rainy day…and finally that day came!
3 potatoes – roughly 500g
Boil the potatoes with the skins on (TV chef trick – potatoes need to be as dry as possible and keeping the skins on helps!) or bake them in the oven either way until they are super duper soft and fluffy and mashable.. I boiled mine for about 40/45 minutes.
Carefully drain the potatoes and using a tea towell peel the skin whilst hot.
Mash the potatoes straight away whilst hot and season with salt trying to get as smooth a consistency as possible.
Then you can add you flour and egg!
Mix this all together to form a lovely little dough:
Now you can have some fun! Flour your worktop and split the dough into two then start rolling it out into long sausages/snakes.
Now get a knife and chop the dough into about 1cm squares:
Now you can either keep your cut up pieces on the worktop or if you need to tidy up and don’t want to cook the gnocchi just yet, get some baking trays and dist with polenta or semolina and line your gnocchi up!
When you are ready to eat these bad boys literally take a few minutes to cook!
Get a big pan of salted boiling water and pop in batches of your gnocchi..these only take two minutes and simply float to the top when they are done!
You can serve your gnocchi with anything..a nice creamy sauce, a drizzle of oil and fish perhaps or why not try mixing it up like me with some sliced sausages and salsa verde dressing topped with a dusting of parmesan!