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Gnocchi

11.01.2018
Gnocchi

Beeing like a potato, in Norway means that a person can do many different jobs -they are versatile. No wonder the potato is used in this metaphor; the potato can be used in so many ways! Gnocchi is one of them and one of my favourites...

Dough:

4 large potatoes

3-4 cups flour 

2 eggs

salt

 

Sauce:

150 gr butter

3 garlic cloves

a handfull fresh sage 

parmesan 

salt 

 

Boil the potatoes until tender (but still firm). Drain and mash them with a fork or potato masher. Combine the mashed potatoes with the eggs and half the flour. Make a dough and add more flour if necessary. Knead it and make small rolls on a floured surface. Then cut it into small pieces. 

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Boil salted water in a large pot and put in some of the gnocchis at a time. Let cook for a couple of minutes -they rise to the surface when they are finished. Let them drain. You can serve them like this with a sauce, but I prefer to fry them afterwards. Then fry them in half of the butter and add even more butter in the end with chopped garlic and a handful of fresh sage. Let fry for another minute. Top it with flake salt and parmesan. Mmmmmm! 

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