Little pillows of gorgeousness, my dad taught us to make these on the kitchen table and these are much nicer than shop bought gnocchi. This recipe is particularly good because you make it with scooped out baked potatoes, so it concentrates the potato flavour. I put them with my sugo recipe with lots of Parmesan and basil and you have a brilliant vegetarian dinner with a salad.
Makes enough for a starter for 6 or a main for 4 people.
350g of plain flour (or potato flour which is gluten free)
1kg of large floury potatoes (i.e. Desiree or Maris Piper)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
2 small beaten eggs
Sugo is a great classic Italian sauce made with slowly simmered tomatoes to have simply on pasta, with some Parmesan and fresh basil, as a base to a bolognese or lasagna, on pizza or in soup. You can also freeze it. It is a hundred times better than any thing you can buy in a shop. It is also perfect with pasta for a vegetarian dinner party with my avocado bruschetta as a starter.
Enough for 2-3 as a pasta sauce.
4 tablespoons of olive oil
2 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes
1 onion finely chopped
2 minced garlic cloves
2 teaspoons of maple syrup or sugar to taste
1/3 cup of chopped basil leaves
½ teaspoon of dried oregano
½ to one red chilli (not chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste