Perfect and Easy to Prepare Potato Gnocchi

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Description

Gnocchi are a hearty and powerful pasta alternative. This recipe for Perfect and Easy to Prepare Potato Gnocchi is a wonderful way to get your kids in the kitchen and help make their own food. It takes 80 minutes to prepare these tender morsels, so you have time to talk and teach. If you love pasta but want to try something a little more hearty, then this recipe is perfect.

Ingredients

1 kilogram russet potatoes (use older dry potatoes that will not retain moisture)
300 grams flour
1 eggs
salt
pepper
nutmeg (optional)
butter (optional)
parmesan cheese (optional)
300 grams flour (optional)

Directions

1Cook the unpeeled potatoes for 40 minutes in salted water (starting with cold water).
2Drain and peel the potatoes while they are still warm.
3In a salad bowl, mash them with a fork or with a masher.
4Remove the mashed potatoes from the bowl, and allow them to cool for 10 minutes on a work surface.
5Make a hole in the center of the mashed potatoes, break the egg into the hole, add half the flour, and mix by hand until you get a smooth ball of dough.
6Gradually add the remaining flour (depending on the quality of your potatoes and their humidity, you may need more or less flour).
7Add salt and pepper (ground nutmeg to taste).
8Mix by hand until you get a nice smooth ball.
9Cut into thick slices, and roll each portion into a sausage.
10Cut into sections of approximately 1 cm, roll them in your hands, slightly flour them and press the back of a fork onto each section making small fork marks.
11Place the sections on a slightly floured cloth making sure they do not stick to the fabric.
12Boil a large volume of salt water in a saucepan, and drop the gnocchis from the cloth into the water.
13Boil the gnocchis until they float to the surface.
14Serve with melted butter, basil and parmesan.
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NutritionView more

490Calories
Sodium8%DV190mg
Fat9%DV6g
Protein25%DV13g
Carbs31%DV93g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories490Calories from Fat50
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat6g9%
Saturated Fat3g15%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol40mg13%
Sodium190mg8%
Potassium720mg21%
Protein13g25%
Calories from Fat50
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate93g31%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars2g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.