Poor in NYC? Need a way to feed yourself and others on the cheap? Well, if you don't have alot of bucks and are willing to put a little time and effort into this next adventure, this meal is for you!
Gnocchi, Gnocchi, Gnocchi, Gnocchi!
Just 3-4 plain old russet or idaho potatoes (depending on size), 1 large egg, 1 cup of flour and a dash of salt will feed a party of 4 or even more! in NYC that adds up to approx $5-$7. I say $5-$7, because you can't just buy 1 egg or just 1 cup of flour. Most traditional recipes don't even need egg.
Yes...Make it homemade! There are plenty of recipes out there on the web that will show you how to make it. There is no special equipment needed except your hands, a fork and a little time. But if you have a food mill or potato ricer, an Gnocchi paddle, these can help but really don't speed up the process.
Now, I'm new to making Gnocchi from scratch, but not new to making my own pasta, so most of the On-line Tutorials were easy for me. Once you get the knack for making any kind of dough, it's a quick process. I recently made my own batch-took me about 60 minutes after the potatoes were cooked and cooled.
- Simple Marinara Sauce (Cheap!)
- Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
- Alfredo Sauce
- White or Black Truffel Olive Oil and Fresh Sage and Rosemary
- Fresh Sage and Butter (Cheap!)
- Wild Mushroon or Porcini
...the list can go on and on...just think out of the box
Here are some links to sites that I found extremely helpful in my quest to make homemade Gnocchi: