Monday, September 20, 2010

Home-made Gnocchi with Simple Tomato Sauce

My very first time to make this Simple Home-made Gnocchi (Italian Dumplings),I think I could still improved it next time specially the shape. I had difficulty in shaping the fork in each dough. My mashed potato is too soft, that's why I added more flour into it. For the first timer, the taste is simply good!

For the gnocchi:
1 big potato
some all purpose flour
1 egg
olive oil

For the sauce:
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
some fresh basil leaves, chopped
Italian seasoning
salt and peppert

Cook the potatoes until soft, drain, let cool, and mash the potato. Knead the mash potato with egg, flour, salt, and a drop of olive oil until the mixture is well mixed. Take a handful of dough and roll into strips. Cut cross-wise into bite size.

Heat a drop of olive oil, add tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Add little hot water, let it boil until cook. Blend the sauce in the blender, then bring back to boil until thicken.

Bring salted water to a boil. Add gnocchi, cook until they rise to the surface. Drain the gnocchi, toss with the sauce for a minute.

Parmesan cheese can be added, if desired. Serve immediately.

My Meatless Monday


Kristin said...

I love gnocchi especially when it is homemade. The sauce sounds delicious paired with the potatoes.

TR Hughes said...

I adore gnocchi! Great Pics!

Dan said...

Words of encouragement from a wise chef I know:

If something doesn't turn out looking exactly how it was supposed to, add "rustic" to the beginning of the post:

"Rustic home-made Gnocci in a simple tomato sauce."

See? It's perfect, and I imagine the gnocci tasted amazing too.

Sweet and Savory said...

All, I know is that I saw the photo linked to My Meatless Mondays and I wanted some, then. It is tempting. I am sure it is delicious and thanks for linking it up.

cutekittypunk said...

i happen to have just one baking potato in my pantry and it's not really enough to do anything with... so perhaps i will use your idea and make dumplings as well. so thanks for the recipe :)

Foodie Bugi said...

I always love gnocchi... thanks for the simple recipe.

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