Stefano Ferrari, co-owner of LIFeSTYLE in Bedford, shares his recipe for Gnocchi.
- 1 ½ lbs. golden potatoes
- 1 ½ Cups unbleached flour
- 1 Egg
- Pinch of salt
Put the unpeeled potatoes in a pot with abundant water, and bring to a boil. Cook until tender. When cooked through, drain them and puree with a potato smasher. Transfer onto a work surface while the potatoes are still warm.
Add most of the flour to the pureed potatoes and kneed into a smooth mixture. Stop adding flour when the mixture has become soft and smooth but still slightly sticky.
Dust the work surface lightly with flour. Divide the potato and flour mixture into two or more parts and shape each of them into a sausage like roll, one inch thick. Slice the rolls into pieces ¾ of an inch long.
You must now shape the gnocchi so that they will cook more evenly and hold sauce more successfully. Take a dinner fork and roll the gnocchi over the tines to create ridges in the dough.
In a pot, bring water to a boil and add salt. Add gnocchi and boil until they rise to the surface. Serve immediately with your favorite sauce.
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