Every type of cuisine has its version of dumplings. Italians have gnocchi, a delicate pillow of potato, egg, butter, flour and salt. These lovely little bites soak up the sauce they're paired with and are a heartier alternative to regular pasta. In the article Homemade Potato Gnocchi Recipe, Spend with Pennies shares how to make gnocchi at home.
- A gnocchi board is a useful tool for creating the ridges on the dumplings, but it's not necessary. A fork works just fine.
- Boil the potatoes and drain them well. Baked potatoes work well too. Leftover mashed potatoes aren't recommended because they contain other ingredients that can alter the dough's consistency.
- Mash the potatoes well either by hand or using a potato ricer.
How to Serve Gnocchi
Gnocchi can be served pretty much any way you'd eat pasta. A meat sauce, fresh herbs and Parmesan or pesto. Check out these delicious gnocchi recipes for inspiration: