Potato Gnocchi recipe


Potato Gnocchi

Potato gnocchi 480g (4 portions)

  • 1 russet potato, baked for approx. 50 mins. at 375. Deg. F.
  • 1/2 egg
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp. 35%
  • approx. 1 cup flour
  • Salt, black pepper and nutmeg

Step by step- Wash/dry the potato (poke holes) into oven

Once done, peel and sift 1⁄2 the flour on to the table

Put potato through food mill, sift 1⁄4 of the flour on top

Add egg, cream, nutmeg on top of potato. Use bench scrapper to chop up everything

Roll into a log and cover until ready

Cut into piece size of your thumbnail, roll into balls

Press onto wooden board to shape the pasta, add flour

Cooking: boiling water with salt , add gnocchi wait until they float to the top then remove 30 seconds later

Toss in the sauce and plate

Sauce for Gnocchi

  • Butter
  • 1 – 1.5 Tbsp. Pesto ( See recipe below)
  • 120 ml. 35% cream
  • Garnish – Wild Mushroom Ragout

In a medium pan melt the butter

Add the pesto and cream

Bring to a boil, toss in gnocchi

For the Pesto

  • 30 gr. Grated (powdered) Parmesan
  • 1 bunch  Basil
  • Approx.. 3 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 30 gr. Pine nuts
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 10 ml. White vinegar

In Cuisinart add everything but the vinegar ( basil washed and stems removed)

Add the vinegar and salt/pepper

Wild Mushroom Ragout

  • 10 gr. Butter
  • 15 ml. Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, mince
  • 100 gr. Oyster (cut off bottom and tear)/Beech Mushrooms (cut off bottom)/
  • shiitake (remove stem, cut into thirds)
  • 1 tsp. each Fresh thyme and rosemary, chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp mustard seeds

Medium pan melt butter and add oil

Add mushrooms, shallots, and garlic (salt/pepper)

Add thyme and rosemary

Cook for two minutes

Finish on top of the gnocchi

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  1. Jeff Skidmore says

    What a great recipe! Will have to try this one soon!

  2. Lynda Cook says

    you make this sound so easy, but when I made mine i had no problem making them, but when i cooked them I don't know what I did wrong but they did not taste very good, these seemed doughy, but I would love to try again, maybe I will give this one a shot, thanks for sharing

  3. DARLENE W says

    Yummy, my daughter's mother-in-law used to make these and give us a batch, boy can she cook

  4. I have a big bag of potatoes to get rid of, thanks for the recipe

  5. Michelle K says

    I have to make this tasty recipe..Do you know I've never tried Gnocchi before?I think I'd better change that lickey split!!!

  6. Must try we love gnocci

  7. Robert Wise says

    I've always wanted to try to make gnocchi. This looks easy enough ; thanks for the recipe.

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