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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"I think they should just throw a bag of gnocchi up in the air; it would fill up the hole.
-Jennifer Boyer, "my solution to ozone depletion"

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Gnocchi



Servings = 2 | Serving size =10 gnocchi

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5.

Leftovers are fair at best. I have kept the gnocchi refrigerated overnight but they are not as good as when fresh.

Serve with one of the following sauces:
Fettuccine Alfredo or
Basil Pesto or
Arugula Pesto or
Vodka Cream Sauce or
Tomato Sauce.

AND

Serve with Roasted Beets or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Green Beans in Walnut Vinaigrette or Healthy Caesar Salad

10 ounces Yukon Gold potatoes
6 Tbsp all purpose white flour
1 large egg
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
4 quarts water

Peel the potatoes, rinse and cut into 1-inch cubes.

Place a steamer basket in a large sauce pan. Add about 1 1/2 cups water and set the pan over high heat. Steam the cubed potatoes until very tender (about 20 minutes). Remove the steamer basket and allow the potatoes to cool until they are no more than warm to the touch.

Force all of the steamed potatoes through a potato ricer into a large mixing bowl. (If you don’t have a potato ricer, the potatoes must be chopped until there are no lumps. Do not over mash them or the gnocchi will be pasty.)

Add 3 tablespoons of the flour to the potatoes with the egg, salt, nutmeg and black pepper. Mix together using a fork. The mixture will take on a crumbly consistency. Add 2 tablespoons of the remaining flour and blend well.

Knead the dough gently until all the flour is blended in. Stop kneading when the flour is incorporated.

After the dough is smooth, cut it into 2 equal pieces. Place one tablespoon of flour on a cutting board and roll each piece of dough into a rope about as big around as your thumb.

Cut the ropes in 1/2 inch pieces (about ten per roll) and then roll the dumpling over the tines of a fork to shape the ridges of the gnocchi.

Boil at least 4 quarts of water and add the gnocchi no more than 2 servings at a time (20 gnocchi).

As they float to the top of the water, they are done. Remove them and add to prepared sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 10 gnocchi

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 239 Calories from Fat 26
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 322mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
    Sugars 1g  
Protein 8g  
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 517 mg
Magnesium 36 mg