Monday, April 4, 2011

Leftover Magic: Mashed Potatoes into Gnocchi

     I hate eating the same thing every day, and leftovers sometimes don't seem all that appealing three days in a row. Take Mashed potatoes, great that first day and the second but by the third, I get tired of them. Enter the magical idea of making Gnocchi with your leftovers. It doesn't take much work and it quite delicious. Here's an easy recipe:


Leftover Mashed potatoes (About 2 cups)

3 plus tablespoons of flour (More for flouring work surface)

1 egg (Beaten lightly)

Sea Salt


  1. Mix egg and potatoes together then stir in enough flour to make soft dough.
  2. Knead dough on floured surface until it firms a little (Just a bit, roll it in flour honestly)
  3. Roll the dough out into cylinder sections, and cut into about inch long pieces. Then use the back of a fork to make a ridge pattern on the back of them.
  4. Cook in a large pot of boiling SALTED water. Cook two to three minutes. The gnocchi will rise to the surface, use a slotted spoon to scoop them out. Serve immediately.


    These are quite easy to make, but getting the dough can be a bit hard, just roll them in flour is the easiest way. Top them with a light marinara sauce or pesto. Make your own pesto for a delicious sauce!


    1. are so talented :) I never could make this but loved seeing your photos!

    2. Featherfactor-

      I assure you these are that hard to make, just a bit messy. And they are super easy to figure out when done, they just rise to the surface.

      They totally were!



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