3 large potatoes
2 cups (500 ml) all purpose flour, divided
1 large egg
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup (80 ml) butter
1 teaspoon salt,
1/3 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 cup Asiago cheese, grated
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, finely shredded
1 large onion, chopped in large pieces
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup Parmesan Reggiano, grated
- Place potatoes in a pot, cover completely
with water and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer potatoes until
fork tender (for about 30 minutes).
potatoes and remove skins when they are cool enough to handle. Press
the cooked potato through a food mill or mush them with potato masher
in a large bowl.
- Add 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup olive oil, egg,
salt and pepper.
Blend well, than add grated Asiago cheese and finely shredded basil.
- Gently transfer the mixture (it will be
pasty and sticky) to a lightly floured surface. Knead in a small amount
of flour at a
time until the dough is soft, semi firm and not sticky.
the dough into cylinders about 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide and 12 inches (30
cm) long. Wrap tightly in clean cotton cloth (you can use cheese cloth)
and tie off ends.
2-3 cylinders at a time in a large pot of boiling salted water. Cook 4
to 5 minutes or until cylinders start to float. Remove and let cool.
Remove cloth and cut each cylinder into 15 even pieces.
Melt 1/3 cup (80 mL) butter in large skillet. Add onion and saute 2
minutes. Add garlic and gnocchi and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
Serve immediately with grated Parmesan Reggiano and garnish with basil
leafs if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
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