Subscribe to yellowsaffron for more great recipes ➤

Gnocchi is a traditional Italian recipe very easy and simple to make. This is a basic preparation to make potato gnocchi, which can go with many flavored sauces. Find this and many more recipes on the Giallozafferano App in English


Hi everyone and welcome to the kitchen at GialloZafferano. I’m Deborah, and today we’ll be preparing a very simple dish that can be adapted to any type of sauce — Potato Gnocchi. Let’s look at what we’ll need for the preparation.
2 pounds of potatoes. Use red or old potatoes that are floury, not waxy.
Salt to taste.
1 egg
2 ½ cups of flour
That’s all. Let’s see how to prepare the gnocchi.
We’ll begin our recipe by washing the potatoes and setting them to boil in lightly salted water with the skins on. While they’re still hot, we’ll peel the potatoes.
With the help of a potato masher, mash the potatoes well on a work top. Add the flour and form a hole about halfway down where you’ll put the egg and two generous pinches of salt. Now, knead the dough together.
Here’s our dough for the gnocchi. Now, roll it out into a snake about an inch thick. Now with the help of a spatula or a small knife, cut the snake into little pieces to form the gnocchi.
With the help of a fork, roll each piece of dough across the prongs giving slight pressure with your fingers to form the classic ribbed shape of the gnocchi. Now the gnocchi are finished. Now boil up a pot of salted water, put your gnocchi in and leave them to cook until they begin to float. Then, drain them well and add your favourite sauce.
From GialloZafferano, buon appetito and we’ll see you next time!