Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gnocchi Night

Last night, I ventured out off the stir-fry zone and made some ricotta gnocchi. Since the summer chaos I haven't had the chance to do some experimental cooking, so now that I've gotten into a little bit of a school-year routine, I have a little more time in the pm.

I'm no gnocchi connoisseur, but  I thought that it was pretty successful and delectable. Here's the recipe: relatively cheap and easy..

1 (15 oz.) containerricotta cheese$1.99
1 largeegg$0.18
1 tspolive oil$0.04
approx. 2 cupsall-purpose flour$0.29
3/4 tspsalt$0.05
10 cranksfresh cracked pepper$0.03

STEP 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together the ricotta cheese, olive oil, egg, salt, and freshly cracked pepper.

STEP 2: Add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until it forms a soft sticky dough (about 1.5 cups)

STEP 3: Begin boiling a large pot of water. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead in about another 1/2 cup of flour or until the dough no longer sticks to your hands. The dough should still be very soft in texture.

STEP 4: Divide the dough into six pieces. Roll each piece out into a rope about 1 inch thick. Cut the rope into 1 inch sections. If desired, roll each piece of dough on the back of a fork to give it a ridged texture.

STEP 5: When the water is boiling vigorously, drop the dough pieces into the water. As the gnocchi boil they will begin to rise to the surface. Once all of them are floating on top, let them boil for about 30 seconds to one minute more to ensure thorough cooking. Drain in a colander.

Step 6: Top drained gnocchi with your favorite sauce or garlic butter, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!

I found this recipe Here!

Tomorrow is Wednesday friends! 
Hope you're finding the time to do creative things like making gnocchi. 


  1. Ah! Funky schedule hasn't allowed to cook as much as I've wanted to:( I want to try this one though, it looks great!