Eggless Gnocchi in Butter Garlic Sauce | Eggless Gnocchi

Soft, pillowy and fancy, homemade eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce
01/31/2019 8:11:44 PM vindhyadesai

Eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce

A fancy sounding dish that can be made at home. Just like how you would have seen on the television in some masterchef show or just like how they make in restaurants. If you have always wanted to try such a dish at home then why not try this eggless gnocchi in a butter garlic sauce.
Let’s see how to make these soft, pillowy eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce. The main ingredient required is a starchy potato which needs to be boiled to get the right texture. But the most important thing to make these eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce is a pair of light hands. Yes, technique is the key, read on!

To make the dough for eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce never knead it! Otherwise you will end up with chewy balls of dough which are hard and unpalatable. But do not fear, these gnocchi can be made and we will find that out soon enough. A few seasonings and you are ready to make some serious restaurant type dish. More Italian dishes from FOI, panzanella, spaghetti aglio e olio, peas risotto, tomato basil pizza, whole wheat foccacia etc.

Eggless Gnocchi in Butter Garlic Sauce | Eggless Gnocchi
 
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Soft, pillowy and fancy, homemade eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2-3 people
Ingredients
  • 1 big unpeeled potato
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ Tbsp semolina
  • Salt to taste
  • 8-10 powdered black pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 3-4 Cups water
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 chopped garlic
  • Hard vegetarian cheese (to garnish)
Method
  1. Wash and boil potato in enough water till it turns soft
  2. When the potato is soft till inside, check, drain water, and let it cool
  3. After it has cooled down, peel the potato
  4. Grate the potato with light hands
  5. Add this to a bowl, and season with salt
  6. Next add a pinch of nutmeg
  7. Add semolina and all purpose flour
  8. Sprinkle freshly pounded black pepper
  9. Add a Tbsp of melted butter
  10. Mix everything with light hands and do this very carefully
  11. Do not knead the dough, rest the dough for 10-15 minutes
  12. Pinch a ball out of the dough, roll into a log
  13. Cut into 1 inch pieces as shown
  14. With a fork, press onto each gnocchi carefully to make a pattern
  15. Bring water to a simmering boil in a vessel
  16. Carefully place the gnocchi on a slotted spoon
  17. Slowly lower the gnocchi into the water
  18. At first the gnocchi will sink
  19. Once they start coming to the top to float, the gnocchi will be done
  20. Remove them from water
  21. In a pan, melt butter and olive oil
  22. Add chopped garlic and saute lightly
  23. Drop in the cooked gnocchi and coat with the sauce
  24. Garnish with hard vegetarian cheese
  25. Serve hot!
Notes
Add few drops of milk if the dough feels dry to touch

Add little flour (avoid as much as possible) if the dough feels very wet

Refrigerate the dough for a few minutes if it feels sticky

Do NOT knead the dough, always use light hands to bring it together

Eggless Gnocchi in Butter Garlic Sauce Stepwise:
Wash and boil potato in enough water till it turns soft
When the potato is soft till inside, check, drain water, and let it cool
After it has cooled down, peel the potato
Grate the potato with light hands
Add this to a bowl, and season with salt
Next add a pinch of nutmeg
Add semolina and all purpose flour
Sprinkle freshly pounded black pepper
Add a Tbsp of melted butter
Mix everything with light hands and do this very carefully
Do not knead the dough, rest the dough for 10-15 minutes
Pinch a ball out of the dough, roll into a log
Cut into 1 inch pieces as shown
With a fork, press onto each gnocchi carefully to make a pattern
Bring water to a simmering boil in a vessel
Carefully place the gnocchi on a slotted spoon 
Slowly lower the gnocchi into the water
At first the gnocchi will sink
Once they start coming to the top to float, the gnocchi will be done
Remove them from water
In a pan, melt butter and olive oil
Add chopped garlic and saute lightly
Drop in the cooked gnocchi and coat with the sauce
Garnish with hard vegetarian cheese
Serve hot!

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