Learn how to make homemade gnocchi from potatoes, egg yolks and flour. Perfect little pillows that can be served in a million tasty ways!
Prick the potatoes and bake them either in the oven or in the microwave until they can easily be pierced with a fork.
Slice the potatoes lengthwise in half and allow them to cool slightly. Scoop the potatoes out and press them through a ricer into a large bowl. Discard the skins.
Blend the yolks slightly and add them to the riced potatoes with the salt. Mix in about 1/4 cup flour with a fork.
Flour a board or a clean counter with some additional flour (not the 1 cup per the recipe). Scrape the potato mixture onto the board and sprinkle some more flour over the top (from the 1 cup per the recipe).
Gradually add the remaining flour and lightly fold the potato mixture until 1 cup of flour is incorporated. The dough should be smooth. Form the gnocchi into a cylinder shape.
Cut off 1 inch slices of the dough and roll into a long rope, about 1 inch in diameter, using mainly your fingertips. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Toss the pieces with flour and roll off on a ridged paddle if desired. If you don't have a ridged paddle, simply toss them with flour on a lined baking sheet.
Repeat with the remaining dough. The finished gnocchi can sit on the counter for up to 3 hours if you're using today. To cook, bring a large pot of well-salted water to a rolling boil and add the gnocchi. Cook until the gnocchi float, about 2-3 mins. Remove with a slotted spoon and toss with desired sauce.
To freeze, place the tray directly into the freezer and leave it until the pieces are completely frozen. Once frozen, place the gnocchi in a ziplock freezer bag for up to 3 months. Frozen gnocchi will take a couple extra minutes to cook.