Friday, April 23, 2010

Meatless Fridays

This week's meal is true comfort food!
Serve it with your favorite pasta sauce or simply with garlic butter. This week's Meatless Friday meal is:


6 russet potatoes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch salt

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop in potatoes and cook until fork tender but still firm, about 15 minutes (Do NOT over cook your potatoes! If you over cook them they will absorb more flour, sink to the bottom of the pot, and be tasteless!). Drain, cool slightly, and peel. Season with salt, then mash potatoes with fork, masher, or in ricer. Place in large bowl, and stir in egg and olive oil. Knead in enough flour to make a soft dough. On a floured surface, roll dough into a long rope. Cut the rope into 1/2-inch pieces. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi, and cook until they float to the top, about 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce.

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