Gnocchi are a great side dish and if you really want to enjoy potato gnocchi, the best solution is to make your own at home. You only need a few ingredients, and you can combine the homemade gnocchi recipe with a sauce to your taste.
What are gnocchi made from?
Potatoes are the basis of the homemade gnocchi recipe. This is a very quick and easy recipe, so just add plain flour and eggs to the potatoes and that’s it. However, in addition to classic potatoes, you can also use sweet potatoes, various types of pumpkin or cauliflower to prepare them.
You can try: Gnocchi with tomato sauce
Homemade gnocchi – An easy italian recipe
Wash the potatoes, but do not peel them. Cook the potatoes in this way to maintain a firm consistency. They should not be boiled, cook them for about 10-15 minutes.
Peel the potatoes while they are still warm, as cooling changes their consistency and the gnocchi would be hard.
Grind the peeled potatoes twice in a grinder, or you can also grate them or use a potato press.
Spread the mashed potatoes on the work surface and make a well in the center. Add the eggs and dust with flour. Begin to process the smooth dough. Gradually add the flour.
It is important to work quickly so that the dough maintains the right consistency. It should be malleable, but don't process it too long. Long kneading reduces the quality of the dough and the gnocchi will not be so fluffy.
Roll thin rolls from the dough and cut out individual gnocchi.
Then lightly flour each piece, you can also simply create a typical gnocchi pattern with a fork.
Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot and add the gnocchi. Just boil them for two minutes and then take them out.
What to serve gnocchi with?
You can prepare homemade gnocchi in any way you can think of. Our recommendation is to prepare gnocchi with mushrooms, they taste irresistible with fresh or dried mushrooms. You can also serve them with your favorite sauces, cream and cheese sauces are the best. Gnocchi baked in the oven is also a popular preparation, you can add anything you like, for example mozzarella, basil, parmesan, vegetables. Lovers of sweets will also find their way, gnocchi also taste great sweetened, for example with nuts, cottage cheese, jam or poppy seeds.
Try our tip:
Homemade gnocchi are great on their own, but you will appreciate their taste when you prepare them with tomatoes.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are two ways you can pronounce gnocchi: The first is "no-kee" and the second "nyow-kee"