Potatoes Gnocchi (Nonna's recipe!)

Potato Gnocchi


  • 4 potatoes
  • Flour 1 cup (you might need more)
  • Butter 1 Tbsp  
  • Salt 1 Tbsp 
  • Nutmeg (optional)
  1. Put potatoes with the skin in a pot with cold salty water
  2. Bring to boil and cooked until soft
  3. Peel the potatoes
  4. Mash the potatoes with a good potato masher
  5. Add the butter, flour and the salt , do not overwork...
  6. Cut the dough in 3 pieces, roll each in order to form a string 1.5 cm thick
  7. Cut the strings with a sharp knife to form dowels; you can choose the dimension of your gnocchi.
  8. Boil until floats.

-After cook the potatoes, let the potatoes to
cool down without add any water on top!
-Work with the potatoes while the potatoes are still warm.
-After you cut the gnocchi DO NOT pile up or they will stick together!
-Use the best potatoes you can find. (In Italy, use patate gialle, in USA Yukan Gold Potatoes)