All rights reserved. On a flour-dusted surface, dust dough and cut it into 6 equal pieces. - 1 1/2 pounds ricotta cheese (the original recipe calls for whole milk but I used low fat. I'll do the same. It looks like it came from a restaurant too! One of the recipes I learned from was Lidia (Matticchio) Bastianich’s Mother’s potato gnocchi recipe. © 2009-2014 33 Shades of Green. This certainly isn't a quick-cook meal and is a little involved, but it is so worth it! Parmesan cheese – it’s best to buy a block of cheese and grate it yourself.It tastes much better as the pre-shredded cheese. If that is your case, simply roll the dough into ropes and then cut the ropes into ¾-inch (2 cm) pieces and boil. Bring the sauce and pasta to a boil, stirring gently to coat the gnocchi with sauce. Bring to a slow boil. If you leave a question in a comment, please make sure to leave your email address in your comment or that it is linked to your account. That dish looks marvelous and yummy! Makes around 4 1/2 cups of cheese. Each batch you remove sprinkle with a little extra virgin olive oil. I may just give in and pay for it. I once made a gnocchi that used instant mashed potatoes which was definitely interesting! Drain and allow to stand until cool enough to handle. All Rights Reserved. Thanks for hosting. Dip the tip of your thumb in flour. If I find another site I'll let you know. Take one ball of dough and with the tip of your thumb, press the dough lightly against the tines of the fork as you roll it downward toward the tip of the tines. The amount of flour you need might differ in either potato, cheese or potato cheese gnocchi due to the amount of moisture in what you mix in and the humidity. The flavor and texture are incredible- you will never miss the dairy! Boil potatoes in their skins. Ricotta & potato gnocchi sometimes are really too soft to imprint with ridges. Thanks for the great tutorial and delicious sounding recipe. Roll one of the dough pieces out with a back-and-forth movement of your palms and fingers to a rope about 1/2 inch wide. That looks amazing. Nice presentation and really looks yummy! Preparation Time: 30 mins; :). I made it a bunch of times. Your gnocchi look so tender and delectable! 2 cups fresh made ricotta cheese (see end of recipe for easy directions), 1 cup parmigiana reggiano – shredded (for more flavor…I don’t always add the parmigiana), 1 Tablespoon kosher salt (for your boiling water), 3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (to coat the gnocchi you pull from the water). Don't you love when that happens? Sometimes the name of a dish reflects reality and some-times it’s pure romance. Thanks so much for hosting! Since I can’t purchase good tasting ricotta cheese near where I live I just make the ricotta cheese fresh and then make the gnocchi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment - each & every one makes me happy.I respond to your questions via email. It should take no longer than 3 minutes to work the flour into the potato mixture; remember, the longer the dough is kneaded, the more flour it will require, and the heavier it will become. Stir the gnocchi, a few at a time, into the boiling water, stirring gently but constantly. I happened to purchase a book about that same time called Mom’s Secret Recipe File by Chris Styler. Make a 1/2 inch cut off an end of a disposable pastry bag 1/2 way fill with dough and twist end to hold it in. Flour your hands, the work surface, and the dough lightly, as necessary, to prevent the dough from sticking. I LOVE Lidia and LOVE PBS for hosting her show. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I loved this dish and it really tasted like it came from a restaurant. A yearly subscription is required starting February 7th, Does anyone have a recommendation for a free hosing site? Forking Dining with Dogs at Leo’s Island BBQ Peoria AZ November 2015, NEW WEirD DifFERENt Limited and Special Edition Foods Out There November 2020, Dining Out With DOGS in Metro Phoenix AZ – November 2020, Forking DELICIOUS Marinated Healthy Style HOT Chicken Breast Recipe. Otherwise I will not be able to respond! (this will take a while) Let the mixture boil a few minutes and slowly add fresh squeezed lemon juice, add a few tablespoons at a time until it curdles.