A few weeks ago, I posted the recipe for Roast Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Since I was relatively unfamiliar with what gnocchi actually IS - I picked up a package in the pasta section at the store and used it. It was acceptable, but not quite how I remembered the fluffy texture of the gnocchi at Olive Garden.
|I store my leftover mashed potatoes in baggies in my refrigerator...|
Saves on space, (and I can send a bag with my college kids when they leave to go back)
|Notice the pale yellow color of the potatoes?|
That is how they look with the addition of an egg yolk.
|This dough is SUCH fun to play with.|
I had to restrain myself and actually MAKE gnocchi with it.
|The easy way to shape & form gnocchi - press with the tines of a fork.|
|It works... but the next method is so much more satisfying.|
|Roll into a ball.|
|Press & lightly roll down the tines of your fork.|
|Makes a hollow little dumpling.|
For this (fun) method of making your own gnocchi that will RIVAL Olive Garden's - go to: