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Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a delicious Italian pasta-like dish made primarily of potatoes, flour, and sometimes eggs. Known for its tender, pillowy texture, gnocchi is versatile and often served as a first course or as an alternative to traditional pasta dishes. The dough is typically rolled into small oval or round shapes and then gently pressed with a fork to create the characteristic ridges. These tasty dumplings can be prepared in numerous ways, ranging from simple butter and sage sauces to more elaborate meat and creamy options. A popular vegetarian option is to serve gnocchi with pesto or tomato sauce. Gnocchi's delightful taste and versatility make it a beloved addition to the home cook's repertoire.
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IN PASTAS & NOODLES
133
CAL / 100G
$0.17
AVG / OZ
gnocchi
67%
CARBS
24%
FAT
9%
PROTEIN
Gnocchi FAQ
Gnocchi, a delectable Italian potato dumpling, has often bewitched even the experienced chefs due to its seemingly simple yet crafty process of preparation. There are common reservations including its texture - too dense or too chewy - that makes or breaks a gnocchi dish. Also, achieving that classic shape and ridges could be a hurdle for some home cooks. How to create a flavourful gnocchi without making it gummy or soggy with sauce is another frequent struggle. A well-made gnocchi should be light, fluffy, and tender that beautifully absorbs the sauce it's served with. Take a note, it's all in the dough! Paying attention to the moisture content (more moisture equals heavier gnocchi) and maintaining a gentle hand while making them can render best gnocchi results. Moreover, choosing the right potato type matters a lot - use starchy potatoes for best texture. Last but not the least, pan-frying gnocchi before adding it to the sauce can prevent it from becoming soggy while heightening the flavors.
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How can I prevent gnocchi from falling apart while cooking?
Do I need to make ridges on gnocchi?
Can I pan fry gnocchi instead of boiling it?
Why does my gnocchi dissolve in the sauce?
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Can I make gnocchi without eggs?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does gnocchi expire?
Unopened store-bought gnocchi typically lasts in the pantry for 2-3 months past the 'best by' date on the package. After opening, gnocchi should be cooked within 2-3 days. If you've cooked your gnocchi, it can stay in the fridge for about 3-5 days. Frozen gnocchi, whether homemade or purchased, can be stored for up to 1-2 months in the freezer without losing quality.
How do you tell if gnocchi is bad?
Signs that gnocchi has gone bad include moldy spots or a musty smell. Also, if you've opened a pack of gnocchi and didn't cook it within 2-3 days, it's best to inspect it carefully before cooking. For cooked gnocchi, if it smells off, has visible mold, or a slimy texture, then it's time to toss it. For frozen gnocchi, look for large ice crystals or freezer burn as sign of poor quality and potential spoilage.
Tips for storing gnocchi to extend shelf life
• Always store unopened gnocchi in a cool, dry place. • Once opened, store any unused raw gnocchi in an airtight container in the fridge. • Cooked gnocchi should also be refrigerated in an airtight container. To reheat, simply toss in a pan with some butter or sauce until heated through. Remember not to reheat more than once! • For longer storage, consider freezing your gnocchi. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet, freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. This prevents them from sticking together. No need to defrost before cooking, just add a few more minutes to the cooking time.
EXPIRES WITHIN
19 - 29
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
34g
CARBS
12g
FAT
4g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
HIGH CALCIUM
VEGETARIAN
MEDITERRANEAN
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
WHEAT
EGGS
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