Our Favorite Gnocchi Recipe
are the traditional dishes of the mountain areas of northern Italy. In
the Veneto region
it is perhaps more popular than anywhere else in Italy.
Countless variants and recipes for Gnocchi exist and every Italian
granny has her own particular special touch that makes her gnocchi the
best in Italy.
To tell you the truth I think my mamma makes the best gnocchi I have ever eaten and it is made like this recipe.
Try them and you'll see what I mean. One piatto (plate) of these and you'll be hooked!
you eat them and still think you have a better recipe then send it to
me at the bottom of the page and I'll make it for my family. I don't
believe it will EVER be better but my family will vote and you never
Watch out too - if your recipe IS better my mamma will be after you with her wooden spoon:)
The Gnocchi Recipe
2 pounds of baking potatoes
1 cup all purpose flour
1 whole egg plus
1 egg white
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
An Italian tomato sauce
• Boil the potatoes in their jackets - my
mamma always insisted this is the "secret", drain, peel and put through a
• While the potatoes are still nice and warm, mix in the
flour, add to this the egg white, egg and salt.
• Place the
potato mixture on a floured wooden board and knead lightly; the dough
should be soft. Roll the dough in 1" thick sticks about 10" long. Cut
each roll into 3/4" pieces. Rub each piece of dough lightly over the
coarse side of a cheese grater.
• In a large pot of boiling
salted water, cook the gnocchi until they rise to the top of the water.
If you leave them longer once they have floated to the top you end up
with a soggy mess.
• Remove the gnocchi and place in a warm bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese or Grana Padano to taste, in my case this means LOTS of cheese. It can also be served with a
tomato based sauce (you can use this one).
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I've made gnocchi using a very similar recipe for years. The one thing I do that is different is that I cut and peel the potatoes before boiling and then …
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