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Easy and Delicious: Homemade Gnocchi


1 c Instant potato flakes or pellets*

1 c boiling water

1 beaten egg

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 c flour (give or take)


Mix water and instant potatoes. The potatoes will be drier than if you were making mashed potatoes to eat plain. Stir in the egg, salt, and pepper until all combined. Slowly knead in flour until you have a relatively stiff dough (may be more, may be less than the 1c). Roll dough into little logs and cut into 1/2-1 inch pieces. Boil water in a medium saucepan. Put one layer of gnocchi in at a time. Use a slotted spoon to remove each gnocchi as it floats to the top.

Serve with your favorite pasta sauce!

*You can substitute the instant potatoes with real mashed potatoes, however this may change the amount of flour you want to use.

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