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Serves: 6
Prep: 40
Cook: 30

    This simple recipe is a great start to a healthy dinner. A fun recipe to try with the kids.


    • 1kg desiree or pontiac potatoes, peeled and cut
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • ¼ cup plain flour


    1. Cook whole potatoes in boiling water until tender. Peel hot potatoes and put through a sieve. Stir through eggs and salt. Add enough flour to form a loose dough, adding more flour as you go if needed. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead lightly.
    2. Divide into 6 equal portions, working with one portion at a time. Roll out on floured surface to make a rope about 1.5cm thick. Cut into 1.5cm lengths. Press with fork to make indentation. Continue with remaining dough. Arrange on a floured tray.
    3. Cook gnocchi in a large saucepan of boiling water in batches of 20 at a time. Cook 1-2 minutes or until gnocchi have risen to the surface. Remove with slotted spoon. Serve with pasta sauce and parmesan cheese.


    • Try not to overcook the dough as it can break apart or dissolve in the boiling water.
    • Work the dough as little as possible: overworking can result in a rubbery finished product. 
    • Gnocchi works well with many different sauces, including tomato pasta sauce or white sauce.

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