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Old 10-28-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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What is the best type of potato for gnocchi?

I heard red new potatoes make them nice and firm. So if you want softer use russet?? Not sure has anyone Experimented with this?


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Old 10-28-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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i always use russet type potatoes, never redskin or new potatoes, for my gnocchi. i like gnocchi that is light and soft, rather than heavy. heavy is what you get by using too much flour. i don't know for sure, but suspect that using waxy new potatoes may contribute to that effect....
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