Thursday, November 24, 2011

Potato Dumplings (Gnocchi) زلابيّــة البطـاطــا

Dumplings, or "gnocchi", is a traditional Italian recipe very easy and simple to make. This is a basic preparation to make potato dumplings, which can go with many flavored sauces.Firstly, prepare the potatoes: wash them and, without peeling, put them in a pot with salted water and bring it to a boil.
While they're still hot, peel and mash the potatoes, putting them on a well floured pastry board.
Add a pinch of salt and the flour and knead everything until you obtain a firm yet soft mixture.
At this point add an egg and keep on kneading until firm and lumpless.
Now roll the dough out into many sticks about 1-inch (2-3 cm) thick and start to slice your dumplings, putting them on a floured surface or tray.
Finally, in order to create their classic ribbed shape, roll each dumpling on the prongs of a fork, pressing it slightly.
Let your dumplings rest for 15 minutes, then boil them in a pretty large pot with salted water and drain when they float to the surface.
Prepare your favorite sauce and add it to your dumplings.