Potato Gnocchi

These Italian potato dumplings can be boiled without the step of rolling them down the tines of a fork, either as is or just put a thumb indentation in each one instead.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 40 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 large baked potato, about 1 lb.
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Scoop the cooked potato flesh out of the skin and mash it with a fork, or put it through a potato ricer or food mill. Toss the potatoes with the flour and salt in a bowl with your hands. Use a light touch.
  • Make a well in the center of the potato mixture and put the egg in it. Gradually incorporate the potato mixture into the egg to make a dough that comes together. Roll dough into 1" thick logs and cut 1-inch pieces off the logs.
  • For the traditional indentations, roll each piece down the tines of a floured fork and flick it off with your thumb.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add the gnocchi, stir, and then cook until they float to the top, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain the gnocchi and put them in a serving dish. Toss the gnocchi with olive oil to coat. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over them and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 large baked potato, about 1 lb.
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Scoop the cooked potato flesh out of the skin and mash it with a fork, or put it through a potato ricer or food mill. Toss the potatoes with the flour and salt in a bowl with your hands. Use a light touch.
  • Make a well in the center of the potato mixture and put the egg in it. Gradually incorporate the potato mixture into the egg to make a dough that comes together. Roll dough into 1" thick logs and cut 1-inch pieces off the logs.
  • For the traditional indentations, roll each piece down the tines of a floured fork and flick it off with your thumb.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add the gnocchi, stir, and then cook until they float to the top, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain the gnocchi and put them in a serving dish. Toss the gnocchi with olive oil to coat. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over them and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories270
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium410mg
Total Carbohydrate37g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars1g
Protein8g