The trick with these is to use one part flour to two parts potatoes, then add more flour to make the dough less sticky. So if you have 1 cup potatoes, you use 1/2 cup flour, then add more flour until it's not sticky anymore.
Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi
- Mashed Potatoes (typically I have about 2 cups leftover)
- Flour (use half the amount of flour than you have of potatoes, so if you have two cups of potatoes, use one cup flour- plus keep more on hand in case your dough is sticky)
- 1 egg
Mix the flour, potatoes, and egg together until a soft dough forms. If the dough is sticky add more flour until it is no longer sticky- but not dry.
Roll the dough into a ball and cut in half, then in fourths.
Roll each fourth into a long log and cut into equal pieces.
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and salt the water. Drop the gnocchi in the water and boil for about 3 minutes or until the gnocchi float to the top. As soon as they float (and I mean the second they float and not a second more than that), drain and top with your favorite sauce and parmesan cheese! Tonight I served them with pesto! YUM!
What do you like to do with your leftovers? I love getting ideas!
I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!
Until next time, happy and healthy eating!