Despite the seemingly difficult pronunciation of ‘gnocchi,’ this alternative to traditional pasta noodles requires minimal ingredients and is relatively easy to make! With its rounded cute form and pillow-y soft texture, gnocchi is definitely worth a try — you can even add decorative elements by rolling the dough bits down a fork to create added texture. Have fun with it!
Introduction by Janet Lee
Wash your potatoes thoroughly before adding them to a cold pot with salt and enough water to cover
Bring heat to high and allow water to boil, cooking potatoes until a fork can be inserted and removed easily (fork tender), 10-15 minutes
When the potatoes have cooled, remove the skins.
Mash the potatoes and transfer to a large clean board
Sprinkle over the flour then season well with sea salt and black pepper
Combine until a dough starts to form and add more flour as needed (dough should still be soft)
Roll the doll into a sausage about 2cm thick and slice into pieces of 3cm lengths – this is your basic gnocchi. Place on a floured tray.
Cook the gnocchi in a pan of boiling salted water for 2 to 3 minutes – as soon as they come up to the surface they’re ready.
Remove with a slotted spoon and serve with any sauce or toppings you wish.