GNOCCHI

Gnocchi (/ˈnjɒki, ˈnɒ-, ˈnoʊ-, ˈnɔː-/[1][2][3] n(y)ok-ee or noh-kee, naw-kee; Italian: [ˈɲɔkki], singular gnocco) are various thick, soft dough dumplings that may be made from semolina,[4] ordinary wheat flour,[5] egg,[6] cheese,[7] potato,[8] breadcrumbs,[9] cornmeal,[10] or similar ingredients,[11][12][13] with or without flavourings of herbs, vegetables, or sweet things like cocoa or prunes.[10] The dough for gnocchi is often rolled out, then cut into small pieces of about the size of a cork.[14] They are then pressed with a fork or a cheese grater to make ridges which hold sauce well; alternatively, they may simply be cut into little lumps.[10] Gnocchi is usually eaten as a replacement for pasta as a first course, but it can also be served as a contorno to some dishes.[10] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnocchi

"Happiness is a kitchen full of family."

It all started at my local farm to market store. I found a bag of potatoes for $.99. The bag was full of assorted potatoes, Yukon Gold, Russets and Reds. Basically...the last potatoes of each bin thrown into a bag and tossed onto the clearance rack. With the exception of a few dents and dings the potatoes were still in extremely good and edible condition. So, I took the bag home and pondered upon the possibilities. The russets would become baked potatoes for one meal, the reds would become a lovely potato salad mixed with fresh eggs from our chickens. But that left me with the majority being Yukon golds. What to do? Well, my husband & kids voted for: GNOCCHI!

We made a total of three recipes worth of gnocchi. It filled three cookie sheets full! Because we were so hungry when we finished, we ate one recipes' worth between the four of us! It was delicious with simply butter and sea salt or if you wanted a little zip you could top it off with homemade roasted tomato sauce from the huge bag of tomatoes I got for a $1.99 on the other end of the clearance rack! We were stuffed but happily satisfied, freezing the rest for another day.

So, even though we've only made gnocchi a few times in our lives, we had lots of fun as a family of four peeling potatoes, setting them to boil, mashing them up, mixing in the ingredients, rolling out the dough, adding the extra details, cooking them up and eating them together. Laughter and good times abound in our kitchen....when love is the main ingredient. ❤️ #gnocchi #cooking #italianfood #potatoes #kitchen #food #foodphotography #foodie #stellerstories #steller

"Learn how to cook --try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun!"

JULIA CHILD

RECIPE find the original recipe here: http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/homemade-gnocchimade-with-leftover-mashed-potatoes/

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