Potato & Spinach Gnocchi

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Potato & Spinach Gnocchi



gnocchi aux epinards


Once again it’s the Italians who are so cleaver at inventing such simple things out of what seem to be fairly ordinary ingredients but then become something quiet outstanding. Thus it is with gnocchi, little dumplings made from potatoes, flour and egg. Not very exciting, you might think, gnocchi have a texture and flavour of their own which can absorb and complement other flavours. These small potato dumplings are flavoured with spinach, cooked in boiling water and served with a simple tomato sauce. A very tasty dish which can be served as appetizer but, served with a salad and bread, Foccacia for me (recipe here), they make a substantial main course. However, try not to handle the mixture too much when making gnocchi, as this will make the dough a little heavy.






 350g potatoes

180g spinach

1 egg yolk

1tsp olive oil

Flour (100-150g)

Salt and pepper

Tomato sauce




Cook the potatoes in boiling water, drain and mash

Make the tomato sauce

Cook the spinach. Drain and shred the leaves

In a bowl, mix the flour, egg yolk, olive oil and spinach.

Add a little buy little flour until you have a firm dough. Do not handle it too much.

Divide into small dumplings.

Cook in patches, in a saucepan of boiling salted water for about 5 min or until they rise to the surface.

Drain and serve with the tomato sauce and sprinkle with some cheese



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mimi 09/24/2010 15:19

ça tombe trés bien g acheté bcp d'épinard et je savais pas koi en faire .merci mimantiiiiiiiiiiiiii

amour de cuisine 09/24/2010 15:11

salut ma chere Imane
il doit etre trop bon ce plat, je garde la recette, bisous