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Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce Recipe

Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce
Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

This recipe for Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce serves 4 people.

Time required: 35 minutes
(15 minutes to prepare, then cook for 20 minutes)

Ingredients you'll need:

  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp polyunsaturated oil
  • ½ cup of onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp basil, chopped and fresh
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup of cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup of plain flour, wholemeal
  • 500 g potatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 tabasco sauce, drops
  • ¼ tsp oregano

How to make Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce:

  1. Peel, chop and boil potatoes until soft. Mash with oil and pepper until smooth. Add flour and egg and mix well.
  2. Divide mixture into small balls and roll into strips 2.5cm thick. Cut 1cm lengths from strips and press each piece between finger and thumb.
  3. Drop each of gnocchi into a shallow pan of boiling water, reduce heat and poach for 5 minutes (gnocchi will float when cooked). Remove and drain on absorbemt paper.
  4. Place gnocchi in an ovenproof dish and cover with grated cheese and cook in a hot oven (200°C) for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  5. To prepare Tomato Sauce; Heat oil in pan and cook onion and garlic until soft. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients, except basil, and simmer until tender and sauce thickens.
  6. Add basil and simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. Serve gnocchi hot with tomato sauce.

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