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July 23, 2012

These can be made into traditional Gnocci or kopitca which in polish means horse hoofs. It is something that just transports me back to my childhood.



The amounts will vary depending on moisture in potatoes.

2 lbs potatoes (starch variety best)
2 cups  flour
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt


1.Cook potatoes with skin on until tender.
2. Peel skin off while still warm.
3. Mash well or use a ricer to make sure everything is well mashed.
4. On top of pile of potatoes add 1.5 cups flour. Make a well on top of flour and add in egg.
5. Mix all the items together to form dough. If sticky add more flour.
6. Once dough is smooth @5 minutes. Take a piece off and roll into a log about 3/4 inch thick.
7. Cut log into 1 inch pieces. Straight for Gnocci or on an angle for kopitca.


8. For traditional Gnocci you need to give the pieces ridges with a fork.
9.Once you have a march ready add them to salted boiling water and cook 1 minute after they float.


10. Remove and serve or allow to dry slightly on a plate and refrigerate freeze.

They are great fresh with melted butter, or toast up on pan with butter. These are just fantastic.


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