Homemade Garlic and Herb Gnocchi
Homemade gnocchi is well worth the effort if you have the time! Use a simple Walnut Parsley Sauce or minimal seasonings to make sure that the flavor from the gnocchi shines through.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 2 large potatoes
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- Water for boiling
Bake potatoes until done, about 50 minutes at 400°F. Allow to cool, then peel skins.
Using a fork, mash potatoes with garlic powder, basil, parsley, and salt until potatoes are completely smooth, with no lumps.
On a floured work surface, place half of the flour, and the potatoes on top. Use your hands to work the flour into the potatoes to form a dough. Continue to add only as much flour as is needed to form a dough. Knead smooth.
Working in batches, roll out a rope of dough about 1 inch thick. Slice into 1-inch-long pieces, and gently roll against a fork to make grooves in the dough. This helps the sauce stick to the dough.
Cook gnocchi in boiling water for 2–3 minutes until they rise to the surface. Serve immediately.
Calories: 281 | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 443mg | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 7g
Top It with …
When making the effort to create fresh gnocchi (pronounced ny-OH-kee), you want to taste the fresh doughy flavors, not a complex overpowering topping, so carefully choose your sauce. Melt a bit of vegan margarine with the gnocchi, or perhaps a flavored oil, and sprinkle with fresh herbs, salt, and pepper. Try a combination of garlic and nutritional yeast, or olive oil with a few crumbled sage or rosemary leaves.