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Old 05-29-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Gnocchi help

ever since i had some chicken and gnocchi at olive garden, i wanted to try my own version. it keeps turning out really well, except for the gnocchi, which is awful. it's always sticky and soggy. does anyone have any good tips to keep this from happening? if i ever get it to work, i'll put up the recipe for the dish.

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Old 05-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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An educated guess would be not enough flour, and potatoes were to watery... Please post the recipe when you get a chance and we can go from there...
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #3
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You are likely not adding enough flour to your gnocchi dough. It needs to be very stiff. Like playdoh.
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:08 PM   #4
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thank you, i'll try that.
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:15 PM   #5
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How did you cook your potatoes?
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just a few minutes; i didn't really time them.
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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Did you peel them and then boil? What kind of potatoes were they?
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There is a huge difference in moisture content between boiled/steamed potatoes and baked potatoes that can ruin your gnocchi.
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I always use baking potatoes, in their jackets, boil them drain them then put them back in the pot over heat to dry them... I then peel them and proceed...
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There is a huge difference in moisture content between boiled/steamed potatoes and baked potatoes that can ruin your gnocchi.
I have always baked my potatoes for gnocchi. I make them three different ways but always use baked potatoes. Then I don't have to use too much flour. But if they are sticky before cooking then add more flour.
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