Home-made Gnocchi


Home-made Gnocchi


  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup of flour (a little extra for dusting your surface)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  1. Steam the potatoes with the skin on for about 40mins.
  2. Allow to cool and remove the skin.
  3. Mash the potatoes in a bowl until smooth. (A ricer is very useful for a light smooth texture)
  4. Then add half the flour. Mix well.
  5. Make a well in the batter and crack in the egg, whisking lightly before mixing it into the batter.
  6. Add the rest of the flour and the grated cheese. Mix well.
  7. Flour your surface and knead the dough to form a ball.
  8. Divide the dough in two and start making a long worm, working your way from the centre outwards.
  9. Once you have two long worms about 2cm in diameter, cut them into 2x2cm cubes.
  10. To shape the Gnocchi, one can either press each cube in the centre with your finger or roll each piece into a ball and press with a fork.
  11. Bring a pot of water with a pinch of salt added, to the boil.
    Once the water is boiling rapidly, add the gnocchi pieces, one by one.
  12. Once the gnocchi dumplings are cooked they will rise to the surface. This should take about a minute or so.
  13. Using a slotted spoon, quickly remove them and place them on a plate to dry.
  14. In a pan add the olive oil and butter. Once sizzling, add in the boiled gnocchi. Fry on either side till slightly golden in colour.
  15. Serve with a pasta sauce of your choosing
  16. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan and grill in the oven for 5 minutes.


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