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Catholic Recipe: Gnocchi I


  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Difficulty: • • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

Origin: Italy


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Also Called: Potato Dumplings

In Italy for the feast of St. Michael, gnocchi or potato dumplings is a traditional fare.


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel potatoes and add to pot. Cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and mash with a fork or potato masher.

Combine 1 cup mashed potato, flour and egg in a large bowl. Knead until dough forms a ball. Shape small portions of the dough into long "snakes". On a floured surface, cut snakes into half-inch pieces.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until gnocchi have risen to the top; drain and serve.