How to Make Gnocchi: Secrets and Recipes from the Pros
Roll out of a batch of Italian dumplings tonight.
Traditionally, gnocchi are made by combining potatoes, flour and egg to form a dough that’s then rolled out or cut into small oval shapes (the word gnocchi literally means “lumps”). Gnocchi must be deftly coaxed and fashioned by hand, which is why store-bought bags can taste rubbery and dense. But when made with patience and love (and a dollop of ricotta, spinach or squash are incorporated into the dough) they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Cream sauces, pesto and even plain butter are the perfect companions to these crowd-pleasing dumplings.