Sunday, 22 March 2009

Gnocchi With Basil

Gnocchi is of course a famous Italian dish. This version is with fresh basil.
Ingredients (serves 4):
800g floury Potatoes
+/- 300g flour
1 handful basil leaves
1 Egg
1 egg yolk
salt, muscat, pepper, olive oil
Boil potatoes in well salted water until very soft (just before they fall apart).
Squeeze them through a ricer or use a fork. Add the eggs and 250 g flour. Combine well and add more flour. The dough should not stick on your fingers.
Chop basil into small bits and mix under the dough with salt pepper, muscat and a little olive oil.
Now form the Gnocchis and do not pile them on top of each other! Use flour to make sure they don't stick on your plates. Let them rest for 1 hour.
Boil water and add salt. Add the Gnocchis and cook until they rise to the water surface. This only takes a cupple of minutes.
Serve immediatly with Pesto or pine nut butter.

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