Home-made Gnocchi with Herb Oil

This is one of my favourite dinners because it is cheap, easy to make, tastes delish and is fresh! Honestly in the amount of time it would take to run to the store and buy rubbery, preservative filled gnocchi or order in you could make these yourself.

The gnocchi

Peel a potato and cut into small pieces. Then chuck into boiling salted water and boil away until the potato is very soft. You need it to be soft as you will pass it through a sieve (or potato ricer if you have one). Once cooked, push the potato through a sieve. Season. The add a bit of water and enough flour to form a dough. The dough should hold together and not stick to a surface. Divide the dough into pieces and roll into an inch thick sausage shape. Then cut into pieces. And you have gnocchi! Easy as that. Can either boil your gnocchi (wait until the gnocchi rise to the top) or pan fry. I pan-fry mine as it gives a really nice texture. Crisp on the outside and pillow soft on the inside. Plus looks prettier and is not sticky.

Herb Oil

In a small blender add chives, lemon juice (only a teeny bit), basil, garlic and good quality olive oil. Pour into a squeezy bottle and done.

Drizzle oil over gnocchi. Plate up! Enjoy x

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