Rara; it’s Italian but not real pasta …? Gnocchi!



What is gnocchi?

Gnocchi are Italian dough balls. They effectively have a paste-like texture but are made from potatoes in combination with flour. You could add different herbs to it, but this time let’s stick to the basic recipe 🙂

Instead of potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin, and zucchini are sometimes used.

In contrast to other home-made pasta, gnocchi does not require much skill or excessive patience. An advantage.

Did you know that the lines in gnocchi have a function? It ensures that the sauce sticks better to the gnocchi.

making gnocchi dough

How to cook gnocchi?

Once the dough balls are ready, bring water to the boil. Spoon the gnocchi (not all at the same time) into the water and let it boil for about 2 minutes, or until the gnocchi rise to the surface.

How to serve gnocchi?

This special potato dish is tasty anyway, but will only become really delicious when it swims in the sauce and eaten with quite a few vegetables. Tomato sauce is the most obvious, but there are plenty of options to try. For example pesto, cream sauce,… Spoon the gnocchi through the sauce before serving.

You can cook it and eat it like, fry it in a pan or place it in the oven together with the vegetables and sauce. (see very tasty photo below)

gnocchi in the oven with tomato sauce an aubergine

How to store gnocchi?

You can eat gnocchi immediately after cooking

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Homemade gnocchi - vegan recipe Yum
homemade gnocchi - vegan recipe
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Ingredients
homemade gnocchi - vegan recipe
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes, cut the large ones into pieces and cook in lightly salted water. Drain (but keep the cooking liquid) and let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Mash the potatoes without adding water or any other liquid. Just add the olive oil. Mix the nutritional yeast flakes and flour and put it under the mashed potatoes. Season to taste with pepper and sea salt. Continue to knead with the hands to an elastic dough.
  3. Sprinkle some flour over the work surface. Take a handful of dough and roll it out into a sausage of ± 1 cm thick. Cut a piece of dough every 2 cm and form an "egg". Continue until all dough is used up.
  4. Press a few lines into each gnocchi with a fork.
  5. Bring the water back to the boil. Spoon the gnocchi (not all at the same time) into the water and let it boil for about 2 minutes, or until the gnocchi rise to the surface.
Recipe Notes

Tip: Spoon the gnocchi through the sauce before serving.

Do you like gnocchi? Are you going to try this recipe? Let me know in a reaction below.

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