Friday, August 28, 2009

Garlic Gnocchi by Bob Filice Gilroy CA

Garlic Gnocchi by Bob Filice Gilroy CA
Serves 6 to 8
2 cups flour
2 cups freshly mashed potatoes
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
2 large heads of garlic

Method of Preparation
Cut top off garlic heads and drizzle with olive oil and your favorite seasonings. HINT Mama Raps Special Blend, Not N Spicy or Garlic Dude Dust are tasty. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

Add salt to flour in bowl. Add mashed potatoes and work together until well blended. Beat egg slightly and mix in well. Squeeze baked garlic out of skins into mixture. Blend mixture together by HAND not machine. Turn out on floured board and roll into pencil round rolls 1/2 inch in diameter. Cut into 3/4 to 1 inch pieces and roll off a fork. Cook in raidly boiling water 15 minutes or when the gnocchi are floating at the top of the water. Top off with either your favorite red sauce or pesto sauce. Sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan cheese MANGIA!

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