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Pre-cooking Gnocchi for large group - URGENT

THX everyone for all of the input, much appreciated! Looks like I will have to move things around a bit and make the gnocchi fresh, no way around it! THX again!

Nov 14, 2009
dgranzotti in Home Cooking

Pre-cooking Gnocchi for large group - URGENT

Thx, the heaviness was my exact worry. Doesn't the oil prevent this from happening? If not, I will have to go to plan B.

Nov 14, 2009
dgranzotti in Home Cooking

Pre-cooking Gnocchi for large group - URGENT

I am making a gnocchi dish tonight for 20 people and I absolutely have to pre-cook ahead of time since I will be serving other dishes and there will be no room in the stove or oven. In the past, I have always pre-cook penne pasta, oiled it, cooled it on a large cookie sheet, then stored it in zip-lock bags only once it was completely cooled. I prepared this several hours before and left at room temperature and did not refrigerate. Then, when the sauce was hot, I added the pasta back and cooked it for 5 minutes or so until warmed. The process worked very well provided that the pasta was very Al Dente. Will this work for gnocchi since this is a potato based product?

Nov 14, 2009
dgranzotti in Home Cooking