Thursday, March 22, 2012

Reader Recipe: Potato Gnocchi

Reader Recipe:  Potato Gnocchi         
Submitted by: Shelley Jordan  

This is a simple recipe with few ingredients, all of which should be in your food storage.  The original recipe is from my Taste of Home Cookbook.  My kids LOVE this - one likes it with marinara and the other with alfredo.  I like it with a little kick so I choose a spicy sauce or add a little red pepper flakes to it along with some veggies.  It’s also very filling so don't eat too much!

Potato Gnocchi
Printable Recipe  

4 medium potatoes, peeled (or about 1-1/2 cups THRIVE Freeze Dried Potato Chunks)
1 egg, lightly beaten (or 1 THRIVE Powdered Egg, reconstituted)
3 teaspoons salt, divided
1-3/4 to 2 cups all purpose flour (THRIVE White flour)
3 quarts water

Cook potatoes in boiling water until soft - about 20 minutes for Freeze Dried.  Mash.  Reserve 2 cups of Mashed Potatoes; save left over for another use.  Stir in egg and 2 teaspoons salt.  Gradually beat in flour.

Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead 15 times. Roll into 1/2 inch wide ropes. Cut ropes into 1-inch pieces. Press down with a lightly flour fork.
Before Cooking

In a large pot, bring water and 1 teaspoon sale to boil.  Cook gnocchi in small batches in boiling water for 8-10 minutes or until dumplings float to top and are cooked through. Removed with a slotted spoon. Serve immediately with marinara or your favorite sauce.

During Cooking

1 comment:

  1. Oh how funny, I just made potato gnocchi last night and was looking for a food storage version! I ended up using instant mashed potatoes I am trying to use up. Next time, I'll use this recipe. Thanks for posting.