March 07, 2008

Mommy... can I have some more YUCKY???

That would be how the 3 1/2 year old says Gnocchi! LOL
Made some this week and I cheated using mashed potato flakes.
This is one the kids can help make.
You make the dough and they can cut and roll it into shape.
Mine love doing this project!

Here is the recipe I used...


Preparation - Easy
Serves 2

A quick and easy version of a robust winter dish favored from Genoa to Bologna.

This recipe doubles or triples and works well with a simple tomato sauce, butter and sage, etc.

2/3 cup dry potato buds for instant mashed potatoes

2/3 cup boiling water

1 egg, room temperature, lightly beaten with a fork

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

PUT the potato flakes or buds in a medium-size bowl. Add the boiling water; stir until blended. Let cool.

FOLD in the egg and salt with a wooden or plastic spoon or spatula.

ADD flour slowly, folding with the spatula, until you have a fairly firm dough that doesn't stick to the bowl.

TURN dough out onto a well floured surface and knead lightly into a ball. You want just be able to work with the mixture without it sticking unduly - but too much flour will result in gnocchi that are more lead than light.

CUT dough in half.

ROLL each half into a long cylinder about the thickness of your thumb. Cut into bite-size pieces. You can dust lightly with flour or semolina and set aside for a few hours.

TO COOK - put 6 - 8 gnocchi in a few quarts of boiling, salted water (too many at once interferes in the cooking process). As the gnocchi rise to the top of the pot, remove them with a slotted spoon and put them in a sieve over a plate to drain further until you are ready to serve. Repeat until all are cooked.

YOU can eat these gnocchi with butter or good olive oil, a grind of black pepper and some Parmesan cheese, or serve with a sauce of your choice.

I tripled this recipe for my family. :)

and they turned out yummy....
NOT yucky... ;)


  1. Leann,
    That's so funny..for the longest time my kids called it "yucky" too.. :)

    I posted Gnocci on my blog last month for Festa Italiana. I am thrilled to have found your blog. My food site is an attempt to promote cooking and writing services in my area and my devotional blog is a place for discipling woman,

    ..and I'm a newbie to Daring Bakers. :)
    I'd like to link you if that's o.k. :)

  2. Anonymous8:58 PM

    LAWSY MAY I will SO be trying THIS