Thursday, September 19, 2013

Secret Recipe

All Cheese Gnocchi 

10 oz of Ricotta Cheese
16 oz of Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
1/2 Cup of All Purpose Flour
Pinch of Salt

Combine the first two ingredients in a large bowl.  You are looking for a dry dough consistency.  It should be slightly wet to the touch.  Then add a tablespoon at a time of the flour and the pinch of salt.  You shouldn't need the full amount of flour.  Once you feel like you have formed a dough remove from the bowl and place on a floured board or table.  Cut a piece no larger than your palm off and roll it out to resemble a roll of dimes or nickels.  Cut 1" piece off of each roll.  Once you have made all of the dough into the one inch rolled pieces, its time to roll the Gnocchi over a fork.  Hold the fork in one hand place the piece on top of the fork, push and roll it until it falls off of the fork.  There are several youtube videos on this technique in case it is a new concept to you.

Once made, simply boil to cook in salted and oiled water for 3-5 minutes.  Toss with your favorite red sauce  (preferably homemade) and fresh chopped basil added off of the heat.  Its a perfect meal for two.  

Also a great sauce is roasted garlic, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini.  Mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and butter, extra Parmesan, and finish with pepper.  


  1. Id like to try this recipe, JD, but you know my limitations in the kitchen. Is there a beginner's version?

  2. The best beginner version would be to find a pre-made gnocchi at the store. I find they taste gummy and are almost always potato based but some people like them. This is something that just takes practice. Watch several youtube videos and my instruction will make more sense.