Simple homemade gnocchi

A simple but delicious supper perfect for a midweek treat or lunch with friends. Homemade gnocchi only uses 3 ingredients and tastes much better than shop bought gnocchi! This recipe serves 6 but can be easily reduced.

Homemade Gnocchi Recipe

Ingredients: 1kg floury potatoes such as King Edwards, 3 large eggs, 250g plain flour

  1. Peel and cube the potatoes, add to a pan of boiling water and boil until tender. Be careful not to over boil the potatoes or they will absorb too much water.
  2. Put the potatoes through a potato ricer to ensure there are no lumps and place in a bowl. 
  3. Beat the eggs and pour into the potatoes with some of the flour. Combine by hand, adding more of the flour until the dough it becomes a soft pliable dough which isn't too sticky. Don't over handle the mixture as they gnocchi will become too tough. 
  4. Roll a portion of the dough into a long sausage about 2cm thick. You can either cut the dough into small rectangles or use a fork to indent the dough before cutting to give the gnocchi its iconic ridges. 
  5. To cook boil a pan of water and add some of the gnocchi, cooking for approx 2 minutes until the gnocchi have risen to the top of the pan.
  6. Serve with a knob of sage butter and a generous topping of parmesan cheese.