Gnocchi al ragu


Potato Gnocchi


This recipe is my grandma recipe. We used to make gnocchi on sundays and the kids would always help to cut while the nonna will be making the sauce. 


Ingredients


  • Yellow Potatoes 2 pounds
  • Flour 4 oz (aprox)
  • Butter 1 Tblsp  
  • Salt 1 Tblsp 
  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
  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.

Tips:
-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.
-Use the best potatoes you can find.
-You can also fill the gnocchi with ham and cheese, make a tomato sauce and bake it with cheese on the top!

Ragu Alla Bolognese


5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 carrot, finely, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 rib celery, finely diced
1 clove garlic, sliced
500g veal, ground
500g pork, ground
1/4 pound pancetta or slab bacon, ground
1/2 tube tomato paste
1 cup milk
1 cup dry white wine
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Parmigiano-Reggiano, for grating

In a 6 to 8-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and garlic and sweat over medium heat until the vegetables are translucent and soft but not browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add the veal, pork, and pancetta and stir into the vegetables. Add the meat over high heat, stirring to keep the meat from sticking together until browned. Add the tomato paste, milk, and wine and simmer over medium-low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and remove from the heat.





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