Homemade Gnocchi #seasonsupply
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Homemade Gnocchi #seasonsupply

I have an abundance of potatoes from #seasonsupply, all very local and fresh. I have always wanted to make my own gnocchi (it looks a lot less intimidating than making pasta) so here is how it’s made! Quite messy to make so not many photo’s.

Hayley Bradley

Ingredients

  1. 4-5 medium sized potatoes
  2. 1 tbsp salt
  3. 2-3 cups flour
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. Olive oil

Method

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    Wash the potatoes and preheat the oven to 200c

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    Cover the base of baking tray with salt and toss the whole potatoes in the salt. Bake in the oven for 1 hour

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    Leave to cool until they are not too hot to touch. Cut each potato in half and scoop out the soft flesh. Mash with a fork until there are no big lumps.

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    Cover your work surface in flour and tip the mashed potato onto it. Flatten into a square and sprinkle flour. Knead it, add flour, knead it and keep going until the dough comes together. It’s best to use as little flour as possible but I think I ended up using 2 cups. At this point put large pan of water on to boil.

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    Break off an egg size amount of the dough and roll into a sausage. Use a sharp knife and cut into little pillows. Place on a flour dusted tray. Keep going until you have used all the dough (this is my first time so lots of different sizes!)

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    Press the back of a fork into each one- this creates a ridge to catch the sauce 😋

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    Carefully place all the gnocchi into the boiling water. Cook for approx 1-2 minutes, until they rise to the top.

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    Drain in a colander, rinse in cold water then toss in olive oil to prevent the gnocchi from sticking together.

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