Gnocchi Fail

I have been wanting to make gnocchi for a while because they have a delicious texture. Well… I should have watched a video about it first, and read multiple recipes. I used too much flour, didn’t cook the potatoes long enough, not enough flavor in the actual dough, and the texture just came out wrong. I guess I just was getting tired of the whole process because it takes quite a while from start to finish (and I was making a key lime pie and vodka sauce at the same time).
I will attempt it again, but not for a while. I found this video (below) that would have been good to watch before attempting gnocchi. I asked my Mom about gnocchi, and she says Italians pronounce it N’YO-k, with no EE on the end. I told her I think she’s wrong (because she messes up pronunciation with a lot of words, but she insisted that’s how Italians say it).

Gnocchi Nutrition Facts (per 1 C. plain): Approx. 250 calories, 3g fat, 45g carb, 3g fiber, 8g protein. Good source of vitamin C and iron.

Here are some healthy recipes I would try in the future:
Eating Well’s Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter
Eating Well’s Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans
Shape Magazine’s Pumpkin Gnocchi
Cooking Light’s Gnocchi with Turkey Rag├╣
Food & Wine’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Apple Cider Sauce
Self Magazine’s Potato Gnocchi With Shrimp and Peas

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  1. Nikkilooch says

    Just so you know, it is with an EE sound at the end. One is a gnocco and two or more are gnocchi. Maybe you're mom heard it in an Italian dialect pronounced that way. The dialects are often very different from proper Italian.

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