Where have I been? And why are the days going by so fast? 😯
Anyway, let’s take a little foodie trip to Italy with some yummy & very easy to make Gnocchi.
Gnocchi are a type of dumplings made mainly from flour & potatoes.
You will need :-
2 large Potatoes
3/4 cup All-purpose flour
1 large egg , lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
Fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Tomato paste
1 diced White onion
2 tablespoons of Vegetable oil
1.In a cooking pot, place the potatoes and add water to completely submerge the potatoes.
2.Place on high heat and cook for 10-15 minutes till the potatoes are well done but not mashed up.
3.Peel the potatoes using a spoon to scrape and discard the skin. Gently mash the potatoes.
4.Add flour and a pinch of salt and gently fold together until combined.
5.Don’t smash the potatoes instead mix with your hands gently.
6.Make a hole in the center of the potatoes and add the egg. Work in the egg and continue mixing to form a soft smooth dough.
7.Boil water on a cooking pan just before you start working on the gnocchi. Cut the dough into strips. Work with one piece at a time on a floured surface, roll the dough into a log. Flour a knife and cut each strip into gnocchi pillows. 8.To shape the gnocchi, roll down the back of a fork to make ridges.9.Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat just a little and add some of the shaped gnocchi.
10.Cook in batches depending on the size of your pan. Gnocchi cooks quickly, in less than 2 minutes, and they rise to the top of the water when cooked. Remove the floating gnocchi with a slotted spoon and transfer to a clean bowl. Gnocchi should puff up and have a pillowy soft texture.11.In a separate pan, heat vegetable oil. Fry the onions until golden brown. Add some tomato paste, garlic powder and stir thoroughly.
12. Add half a cup of water and let it cook till its saucy. Add gnocchi and stir.
13. Serve with a garnish of fresh coriander.
Try this out & I hope you enjoy.