Christian Hermsdorf's Gnocchi Recipe

Difficulty: Easy |
  • Russet potatoes
  • Flour
  • Slightly beaten eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  1. Boil the unpeeled, whole potatoes until a fork inserted into the potatoes comes out easily. Drain and let cool slightly.
  2. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle but still warm, peel them, then run them through a ricer.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, form the riced potatoes into a mound. Add the remaining ingredients plus just enough flour to get the dough slightly tacky and crumbly. Mix the dough with your hands just until it binds.
  4. Form the dough into long, 1/2-inch-wide strands, then cut the strands into pieces.
  5. Add the gnocchi to a pot of gently simmering water; work in batches. You’ll know the gnocchi are done when they start to float.
  6. Shock the gnocchi in an ice bath to stop the cooking process, then place them on a serving dish.
  7. Serve with a simple sauce like brown butter and sage.

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