How To Make Easy Gnocchi

How To Make Easy Gnocchi

Easy is best!!

Ingredients: 10-15 gnocchi

Potato (1 medium), boiled and peeled
about 100 g
Flour (strong bread flour or cake flour)
1-2 tablespoons
1/2-1 tablespoon
Alternatively, you may omit the katakuriko and use 2-3 tablespoons of flour. The firmness will change, but otherwise there should be no great difference.


1. Wash the potatoes well. Cover in plastic wrap with the skin still on and cook in the microwave. (1 potato for 3 1/2-4 minutes, or use the root vegetable function.)
2. Put the flour and katakuriko into a plastic bag. Add the cooked and peeled potatoes while still hot and evenly combine the ingredients by kneading the bag.
3. Once the dough comes together, coat your hands in oil and shape it small round dumplings. Use a fork to press an imprint into each one.
4. Then, all you have to do is boil them before serving. Boil water in a pot, add the gnocchi, and when they begin to float, remove them and quickly soak in cold water.
5. If you boil them too much, they will fall apart; so, remove them, and transfer them to the cold water as soon as they float to the top.

Story Behind this Recipe

Ten years ago, I had some gnocchi salad at an Italian restaurant and it has since held me captive.
Since then, I've been making my own gnocchi by using the same ingredients as potato mochi.