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I couldn’t believe my eyes taste buds when I took the first bite of my homemade gnocchi yesterday. They were one of the easiest things I’ve ever done (really!!), and yet they were so delicious (and vegan). Everyone would think that making gnocchi is a difficult and tedious work, but you’ll be disabused.

Vegan Gnocchi

Serves 2

  • 3 or 4 cooked potatoes (or left-over mashed potatoes)
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • flour (I used spelt)

That’s it. Amazing, huh?

Mash the potatoes if they aren’t yet and add salt and starch. Add flour until you feel like you can kind of knead the dough and it isn’t sticky anymore. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a long snake (the diameter should be as big as you want your gnocchis to be) and cut into bite-sited pieces. You can either leave them like that, or, if you feel like this can’t be it cause it’s too easy, form them to little balls and use a fork to… uhm, picture. 

Gnocchi Italian Style

Now it comes to the cooking: First make sure your gnocchi don’t stick to each other and dust them with some more flour.

In a pot, bring water to a boil and add some salt. Put some gnocchi into the water and reduce the heat to middle-high. When the gnocchi gradually come to the surface, scoop them out of the water and put them into a sieve (I rinsed them with cold water, but don’t know if it’s necessary). Serve with tomato sauce or whatever you like.

Enjoy. 

Homemade Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce