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    03 Mar '16 19:47
    I love gnocchi, I adore them.
    They are made of boiled potatoes, flour, egg, butter, salt and - obligatory - grated nutmeg.
    And I eat them with cheese and creme fraiche sauce plus plenty of parsley, garlic and chili pepper and white pepper.

    But, real Italian gnocchi are in fact demanding: one should have a potato ricer. Ratio of potatoes and flour should be 8:1 in favour of potatoes. But I usually make gnocchi half potatoes half flour.

    Anyway I got lazy with time, and now I make fake gnocchi.

    I use instant mashed potatoes. When it cools down, I add egg, flour, salt and nutmeg. And that's it.

    Only thing I need is to feel the taste of nutmeg on my palate.
    I am cheating with the sauce also. I don't use another pan for it.

    I just put grated cheese and creme fraiche over hot gnocchi and add white pepper and parsley and stir. And it's done.
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    03 Mar '16 19:50
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    I love gnocchi, I adore them.
    They are made of boiled potatoes, flour, egg, butter, salt and - obligatory - grated nutmeg.
    And I eat them with cheese and creme fraiche sauce plus plenty of parsley, garlic and chili pepper and white pepper.

    But, real Italian gnocchi are in fact demanding: one should have a potato ricer. Ratio of potatoes and flour ...[text shortened]... ese and creme fraiche over hot gnocchi and add white pepper and parsley and stir. And it's done.
    Sounds like my wife's potato pancakes. Very similar. She refuses to use powdered potato's🙂 So guess who gets to skin them?
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    04 Mar '16 04:30
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    I love gnocchi, I adore them.
    They are made of boiled potatoes, flour, egg, butter, salt and - obligatory - grated nutmeg.
    And I eat them with cheese and creme fraiche sauce plus plenty of parsley, garlic and chili pepper and white pepper.

    But, real Italian gnocchi are in fact demanding: one should have a potato ricer. Ratio of potatoes and flour ...[text shortened]... ese and creme fraiche over hot gnocchi and add white pepper and parsley and stir. And it's done.
    Try British Bubble & Squeak!
  4. Standard memberSeitse
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    04 Mar '16 07:50
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    I love gnocchi, I adore them.
    Dude, you need some purpose in life.
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    04 Mar '16 09:21
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Sounds like my wife's potato pancakes. Very similar. She refuses to use powdered potato's🙂 So guess who gets to skin them?
    But, there are potato pancakes, and then there are potato pancakes. And then there is gnocchi.

    The potato pancake recipe I was taught uses shredded potatoes. These are like latkes. Some people use mashed potatoes, and I don't like these nearly as much. And really, gnocchi is more like little dumplings than potato pancakes.
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    04 Mar '16 14:35
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Dude, you need some purpose in life.
    Saying that in this forum - that makes two of us.
  7. Standard memberSeitse
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    04 Mar '16 14:42
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Saying that in this forum - that makes two of us.
    I don't adore this forum.
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    04 Mar '16 20:32
    I like pizza, and beer. Going to get some right now.
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