Ricotta Gnocchi

Because we had fresh ricotta to use that we made I didn’t want it to go to waste so I decided to have a go at gnocchi.  I hadn’t made it before but it was on my list!  I found this recipe online and used it as a guide.  I was pleased with the results and it was something the family enjoyed.

It is quick and easy and you can have dinner done in an hour from start to finish.  In a large bowl mix a cup of ricotta, 2 eggs beaten, 1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, herbs of your choice (about a tsp), and 1 cup flour.  For this I used marojam, sage, and thyme.  Mix it all together until if forms a dough.

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The dough will be soft but you don’t want it overly sticky so add flour if need be.  Take about a third and roll it out into a rope.  Cut them into inch long pieces and use the fork to put grooves in.  Place on the plate.  Do this for the rest of the dough.  Once done place it in the fridge while you do the sauce.

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I just did a simple sauce for this with our tomato sauce and veg.  Once that was made up I brought the water to a boil and tossed in the gnocchi.  It will sink but once it is done it will float.  About 4 minutes or so.

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Once it is cooked toss in the sauce and it is ready to serve.

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It is a great meal for when you want something tasty but easy.

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