Love Your Leftovers: Gnocchi

This is a bit of a strange one. My recipe of these wasn’t entirely successful (though I think I did better than most of the guys on Professional Masterchef a few weeks back!), but it was certainly yummy, and certainly something I’d do again. Not sure I preferred it over Bubble & Squeak, but it made a nice change, and the very wet mash I was gifted by a housemate was far more suited to this! I think the next time I make this I will brown the gnocchi for longer, and then add the bits (bacon, cheese, sauce etc) as the texture might improve. I’d cut down the butter in the pan too, as it was very greasy! But none-the-less, here we go!

What do you need?

  • Mashed potato
  • Flour – about half the amount of your potato, plus extra for rolling
  • Seasoning – I used garlic powder, and plenty of black pepper
  • Butter
  • What you want to serve it with – I went for sausage balls, bacon and cheese.

And what do you need to do?

Mix the flour, seasoning and potato together, quickly but gently, not overworking the mixture. Roll lightly into sausage shapes.

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Once the gnocchi start to float, transfer them to the hot butter, and fry until the edges are slightly crisp. Add your toppings, and serve immediately. Here’s my attempt:

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Has anyone tried making gnocchi before?