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How to make perfect gnocchi

In this recipe video, Theo Randall shows you the secret to making perfect gnocchi.

1. To serve 4 people, cook 1kg of floury potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 20 minutes, or until very soft.

2. Drain through a colander and leave for a few minutes to allow the excess moisture to steam off. Mash the potatoes until very smooth - a mouli-legumes or potato ricer is best for this - making sure there are no lumps. Place in a large mixing bowl and leave to cool.

3. When the potato is cold, mix in 200g '00' pasta flour, then beat in 2 egg yolks to form a soft dough.

4. Divide the dough into quarters and roll each piece into a long 'sausage' shape about 2cm in diameter. Cut each 'sausage' into 2cm lengths and place on a floured board.

5. Slightly flatten each piece with the back of a fork, leaving fork marks on one side – these grooves will catch any accompanying sauce when you plate up.

6. Bring a large saucepan of generously salted water to the boil. Tip the gnocchi into the pan of boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon and serve straight away with a sauce, preferably tomato.

You can see Theo's gnocchi recipe here.


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