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Keith Jackie
Course Main

Ingredients
  

For the gnocchi:

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1½- 2 cups flour
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the sauce:

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1- 1½ cup milk
  • ½ c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ c diced sundried tomatoes
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

For the gnocchi:

  • Have large pot of salted water on stove heating to a boil
  • Peel and cut potatoes into 1 " pieces
  • Cook until fork tender
  • Drain and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes
  • Run potatoes thru a ricer or mix with beater until resembling mashed potatoes
  • Allow to cool until cool to the touch ( can be refrigerated )
  • Add 1½ cups flour to start. Add egg, egg yolk garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix until dough forms
  • Convert dough to counter dusted with flour and knead dough until smooth and not sticky. You may have to add flour to create.
  • Cut off small portions and roll out to form ½ inch rope.
  • Cut into ½ pieces
  • Continue until all dough is cut

To form the gnocchi:

  • Using a fork take each piece of dough and roll the dough down the fork while pressing in with your finger to " hollow the inside".
  • Continue until all dough is rolled.
  • At this point arrange all gnocchi on a baking sheets.
  • (You can freeze at this point and when frozen, transfer to ziplock bags and store for up to 6 months in the freezer)

To make the sauce:

  • In a large saute pan melt the butter and mix in flour and cook over medium heat for 3 mins stirring often.
  • Wish in milk until flour and butter mixture is combined.
  • Turn heat to medium -low and allow to thicken, whisking often.
  • Once sauce reaches desired thickness turn off heat
  • Add Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and sun-dried tomatoes and mix
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Dice fresh basil leaves and add to sauce and mix.

To prepare dish:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil
  • Add gnocchi about a cup at a time.
  • Allow to cook until they float to the top
  • Remove with slotted spoon and place in large bowl
  • Continue until you have cooked all the pasta
  • To serve, simply spoon sauce onto the bottom of plate and add about 1½ cups cooked pasta on top of sauce and garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve