Potato Gnocchi - Pasta Maker Not Required

 So you want to make home-made pasta but you don't want to spend the rest of your life kneading dough or hunting down pasta maker attachments? Bingo! Gnocchi! Toddler approved and easy to make from scratch!

So you want to make home-made pasta but you don't want to spend the rest of your life kneading dough or hunting down pasta maker attachments? Bingo! Gnocchi! Toddler approved and easy to make from scratch!

 Serves 4 

Ingredients

  • 2.5lb of all purpose potatoes 
  • 2 Tbsp butter 
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten 

Directions:

Peel the potatoes, chop roughly and boil until very tender. Drain and mash until smooth. Using a wooden spoon, pour in the butter and flour, then beat in the eggs. Leave to cool. 

Turn the gnocchi mixture out onto a floured surface and divide into four. Roll each into a sausage shape. Cut into short pieces and Press each piece with the back of a fork. 

Next, cook the gnocchi in batches in a large sauce pan of boiling salted water for about two minutes, or until they float to the surface. 

Using a slotted spoon, drain gnocchi and transfer to bowls. Serve with your favourite pasta sauce.