Thursday, July 5, 2012

Allergy Free Gnocchi

From Cybele Pascal

Makes 4 Servings
1. Boil the potatoes, skin-on until very tender when pricked with a fork.  The time on this will vary depending on the size of the potato.
2. When tender, drain, and remove from pot. Let cool just enough to handle, and then remove skin, by peeling off with your fingers. It should slip off.
3. Put potatoes in a mixing bowl and combine with rice milk, olive oil, and salt, beating with an electric mixer till light, smooth, and fluffy.  (traditional recipes call for using a potato ricer, but I don’t have one, and it seemed to make no difference).
4. Whisk together flour mix and xanthan gum.
5. Turn whipped/mashed potatoes out onto a work surface. You want them still warm. If they aren’t warm anymore, give them a minute in the microwave.
6. Sprinkle mashed potatoes with half the flour mixture, and use your hands to knead it in.
7. Add remaining flour and kneed dough until smooth, but still slightly sticky. Mold into a ball.
8. Divide into three balls. Roll each ball out into a sausage-shaped log, about 1-inch in diameter.
9. Cut logs into ½-inch thick rounds.
10. Put a large pot of water on to boil.
11. Using a fork, with the convex side facing you, press gnocchi into the base of the fork, using your thumb to make an imprint (see pics).
12. Then use your index finger to flip the gnocchi towards the handle of the fork, letting gnocchi fall onto your work surface.
13. Repeat with remaining gnocchi. Making them in this fashion allows the sauce to cling to them better.  I found I had to switch forks a few times, because the fork tines get sticky after awhile, and a clean surface works best.
14. Once you’ve made all your gnocchi, add a large pinch of salt to the boiling water. You will cook the gnocchi in several batches. Add first batch to water, being careful not to overcrowd pot, and cook until they bob to the surface. Once they’ve bobbed, cook 10 seconds longer, then remove from water with a slotted spoon, to a bowl drizzled with a little olive oil. Do not over cook them! Repeat with remaining gnocchi.  Serve hot with favorite sauce, or with just a little olive oil, and truffle salt.
Allergy-Free Gnocchi © 2011 by Cybele Pascal
(Please note that all my recipes are completely free of all top allergens (wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, fish, shellfish, and gluten), so as many people as possible can enjoy them. Additionally, all the ingredients are available at Whole Foods, and online at If you have trouble finding something, let me know and I’ll help you find it.)
SAFETY NOTE: Because each person’s food sensitivity and reaction is unique, ranging from mild intolerance to life-threatening and severe food allergies, it is up to the consumer to monitor ingredients and manufacturing conditions. If manufacturing conditions, potential cross contact between foods, and ingredient derivatives pose a risk for you, please re-read all food labels and call the manufacturer to confirm potential allergen concerns before consumption. Ingredients and manufacturing practices can change overnight and

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