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Old 08-14-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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Gnocchi, today's bright idea. Any tips?

I'm boiling the potatoes now and have a recipe i found.
any tips or hints before i get in the middle of it?

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Old 08-14-2008, 03:30 PM   #2
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My grandmother made gnocchi often, but I haven't made them in a very looooooong time. I do remember her saying that you shouldn't knead/mix the dough too much it will make tough gnocchi. Also, when cooking, drop them gently into boiling water and do NOT stir. When they rise to the top, carefully scoop them out of the water with a slotted spoon. Put them on a warm platter and add sauce. Toss gently! My favorite sauce is pesto with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and toasted pinenuts or a very light almost creamy tomato sauce (no meat) that my grandmother used to make. They are also good with just butter and cheese!! Enjoy and let us know how the gnocchi turned out.
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The recipe looks like it makes alot. If I decide not to use it all, should I cok them first, then put them away or maybe freeze them uncooked?
Thanks shelly I'm excited, I cant decide on pesto or just butter and sage. Maybe some of each. :)
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yum, butter/sage! when's dinner.....
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LOL you got 2 hours and 1000 miles to go can you make it?
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:21 PM   #6
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hoppin' into my jet now!
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Don't overwork the dough or the gnocchi will turn out gummy, dense, and heavy. Uncooked, gnocchi is fine to freeze. It's less labor intensive to do it that way: make a large batch and then freeze the leftovers.
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AAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!
I am so mad!!!!!!
I got my taters peeled, made my dough, I thought it needed more binder, but I wasn't sure, so I left my recipe alone and used just 1 egg.
I HAVE WATERY POTATO SOUP!!!
Note to self, when in doubt, use brain!!!!!
I guess I will save the glop and figure out how to make some potato pancakes out of it tomorrow.
PB and J it is tonight.
Sorry luvs, I hope you missed your plane.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:34 PM   #9
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yum, potato pancakes. as delish as gnocci.
looks like we're gonna hafta share a few sammiches & chit-chat over them cause my jet's arriving!!

if it's too thin, maybe pour in instant potato flakes to bind your mixture.
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too late, it turned to soup while i was boiling.
ugh.
cakes should be good though, I had my sage butter made already so I mixed that into my glop for tomorrow.
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