I make them very similar
(Iron River Michigan)
My Grandmother come from Tyrol and she made hers the same about as you except we use grated raw potatoes and mix all the ingredients in a bowl after draining all the starch water out of the potatoes in a fine screen strainer pushing down on them to get the water out.
Then we take a teaspoon and dip it into the mixture and fill the boiling pot with them. We boil them for about 15 minutes or to a persons liking of how tender or chewy a person likes them.
Maria's reply: Thank you for sharing the way you make your gnocchi. It is very similar to my way but I guess I am only a very short distance from the Tyrol and many of the dishes in the mountains in the north of the Veneto region are almost exactly the same as those in the Tyrol.
I have a dream of trying to put down in writing on the website many of the older recipes that my mother taught me, most of which she learned from her grandmother.
Not only my mother's recipes though, I am so delighted when people share recipes from their mother, grandmother and even great grandmother. I am always happy to publish them too. It is so sad when a person passes away and all their knowledge is lost forever.
In fact, I actually prefer not just the recipe but a little about the person too - it is one tiny way to keep the memories of that person alive and it helps others to understand how unique, how special a person was.
I always hope that whenever anyone cooks the recipe they maybe spend a minute to remember the person who shared it and maybe say a little prayer for them before eating.
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