Basic gnocchi

Learn how to make fluffy gnocchi at home using a few basic ingredients.

4

20m

Note: 10 mins cooling + 10 mins standing time

1h 15m

Ingredients

  • 1kg pkt Coles Carisma Potatoes
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup (20g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1 1/4 cups (185g) plain flour
  • Pinch of salt

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the potatoes on a baking tray. Prick all over with a fork. Bake, turning occasionally, for 1 hour or until tender. Set aside for 10 mins to cool slightly.

STEP 2

Using a clean tea towel to hold the potato, carefully peel each potato and discard the skins. Cut into quarters and place in a large heatproof bowl. Set aside for 10 mins to release the steam.

STEP 3

Use a potato masher to mash the potato until smooth. Place the potato in a fine sieve and use the back of a spoon to push the potato through the sieve into a clean large bowl.

STEP 4 

Add the egg yolk, parmesan, flour and salt to the potato in the bowl and stir until a firm, slightly sticky dough forms. (If the mixture is too sticky, add a little more flour, 1 tbs at a time.)

STEP 5 

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead until just smooth. Divide into 4 portions. Roll 1 portion into a 2cm-thick log. Lightly dust a small sharp knife with flour. Cut each log into 3cm pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place on lined tray. Gently roll gnocchi, 1 piece at a time, over the back of a lightly floured fork. Return to lined tray.

STEP 6 

To cook the gnocchi, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add one-quarter of the gnocchi. Cook for 2-3 mins or until gnocchi rise to surface of pan. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a tray lined with baking paper. Repeat, in 3 batches, with the remaining gnocchi.

Dietary information

Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
No added sugar
Yeast-free
Vegetarian

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