How to Make Lazy Pierogi Potato “Gnocchi”

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  • 6Servings
  • 40 mPrep Time
  • 10 mCook Time
  • 50 mReady In
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A dish called gnocchi is a guest from Italy. Traditionally, lazy pierogi potato are made with flour and potatoes, although variants using cheese or cottage cheese can be found. Sometimes semolina, pumpkin or various herbs are added to the dough. Without fail, gnocchi is served with various sauces: tomato, cream or mushroom. They are also fried in oil or simply sprinkled with grated cheese.

Despite such an intricate name, gnocchi are ordinary lazy pierogi. They are prepared very quickly and simply, so even a novice hostess can make such an unfamiliar to many, but very tasty dish for lunch or dinner.

This recipe will show you how to make potato gnocchi.


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Step by step method

  • Step 1

    Wash the potatoes thoroughly and boil in their skins.

  • Step 2

    Cool the cooked potatoes and peel them.

  • Step 3

    Grate potatoes using a fine grater.

  • Step 4

    Then break the eggs into the grated mass, put salt to taste and a few tablespoons of flour. Mix everything well.

  • Step 5

    Put the resulting potato mass on a floured board. Sprinkle flour on top and knead the dough.

  • Step 6

    The consistency of the dough should be soft, homogeneous and slightly sticky to the hands.

  • Step 7

    Cut off a small piece from the dough and roll it out into a long strip with a diameter of about 2 cm.

  • Step 8

    Cut the strip into small pieces 1 cm thick. Roll the pieces into balls.

  • Step 9

    Now you need to give the balls an oval shape with small grooves. You can take a board specially designed for this, or you can use a regular fork by rolling each ball up and down the teeth with a little pressure.

  • Step 10

    Make gnocchi from the remaining dough in the same way. Place them on a floured tray or board. From this amount of ingredients, a fairly large number of products are obtained.

  • Step 11

    Drop the gnocchi into boiling salt water. After surfacing, cook for 2 minutes

  • Step 12

    Serve ready potato gnocchi to the table with butter, sour cream or some other sauce.

Tips & variations

  • Lazy gnocchi are a real find for housewives who do not want to stand at the stove for a long time. You don't need any special ingredients or a lot of time to prepare them. In just 50 minutes you will have a delicious and satisfying meal for the whole family.

  • For cooking, pour more water into the pan (at least 3 liters), so the gnocchi will not stick together.

  • Do not overcook the gnocchi, otherwise they will turn into a gooey mass! After the dough floats, it only takes 2-3 minutes to cook it.

  • Place the excess raw gnocchi in the freezer for storage. When you want to cook them again, just boil them in boiling water without defrosting first.

  • The pierogi left after the meal can be stored in the refrigerator, and then fried in breadcrumbs. So you get original potato sticks.

One Comment

  • Varvara

    Interestingly, I thought it was some Scandinavian dish, it turned out to be from Italy. Well, anyway, our family loves potatoes the most. I will definitely cook it, right today.

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