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Homemade Gnocchi (ñoquis caseros)

Today let’s examine how to make gnocchi at home… Despite its Italian origin, due to the strong Italian immigration to Argentina and Uruguay there have become a traditional dish in those countries and the tradition is to eat gnocchi on the 29th of each month. Although you can buy them ready-made at the store, I encourage you to make your own gnocchi at home because they are very easy to make, it can be a bit laborious to knead and shape the dough; but this is a perfect dish that can create a pretext to cook with the kids and spend some quality time together with them. Your own homemade gnocchi will conquer the most demanding guests! You can accompany these gnocchi with homemade tomato sauce, pesto sauce, cheese sauce .... these all taste delicious with them.
Plate with gnocchi


* 2 and 1/2 lb. potatoes
* 2 cups all purpose white flour
* 1 egg
* 1 pinch of salt
* Extra virgin olive oil


1) Peel the potatoes and put to boil in a pot with water. When cooked pulled from the hot water and grind, we can do this with the help of a potato masher or a fork. We add the egg, a pinch of salt and mix.

2) Add flour gradually while mixing constantly; in the end the dough should be smooth, somewhat sticky. Powder your hands and your flat work area with flour then divide the dough into smaller portions; align them on the flat surface and roll the dough into a cylinder shape. With a knife cut the individual gnocchis about one inch in size.

3) With a fork mark the top of each gnocchi to give them the traditional aspect, this mark on each gnocchi is made so that the sauce they are served in will coat them better. Put some of water in a pot to boil then add the gnocchi in the water, and when the gnocchi rise to the surface this will be the sign that our gnocchi are done. Take them out of the water with a slotted spoon.

4) If not going to cook them immediately when Put in a bowl with ice and water according the drawing of the pot skipping do them here, so stop the cooking process. After you just have to drain them and add extra virgin olive oil to keep them from sticking to one another.

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