I should probably preface this with the fact that this was a fail…
About a month ago, I bought a 5lb bag of potatoes for under $2.00. Since it’s been a month I decided I should probably make use of them. I also happened to have an open jar of pasta sauce that needs to be used. Here’s the next addition to the December Recipe Challenge… it seemed like a few ingredients, a little labor intensive but manageable!
Again I got this recipe from 101 Cookbooks, Heidi calls it How to Make Gnocchi like an Italian Grandmother. I call it potato gnocchi. Here’s my version, only 1 change (whole wheat flour for all purpose, which I think was the cause of fail):
2 lbs of potatoes
1/4 cup egg
1 cup of whole wheat flour
Boil the potatoes with the peel until tender, save the water. Then lay the potatoes out on a large cutting board, peel and mash with a fork.
Leave it to cool a bit then add the egg and 3/4 of the flour.
Knead it very lightly, add more flour as needed.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a long worm shape. Cut worm into 1/2inch – 3/4 inch pieces.
Shape them on the side of a fork (I can’t show this since I only have two hands). Reboil the water and put gnocchi in the water until they float to the top.
Enjoy with olive oil and salt or some pasta sauce.
Sadly this wasn’t very delicious. I didn’t even finish making the batch 😦 Not very delicious… In fact my dinner ended up being this:
Oh well. We can’t win them all!
What’s your most recent recipe fail?