- 1 pound starchy potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 10 ounces spinach, fresh
- 3/4 cup flour
- Salt, to taste
- Freshly grated Parmesan, to serve
Step 1: To Prepare Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Step 2: Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Step 3: Prick each potato with a fork all over the surface.
Step 4: Bake the potatoes for 45-50 minutes, or until tender. Once baked, open them immediately to let the steam escape. Be careful as they are extremely hot.
Step 5: Scoop out the potatoes and place them in a bowl. Mash them using a potato masher.
Step 6: To Prepare Spinach: Heat olive oil in a skillet.
Step 7: Add spinach and cool until wilted. Transfer the spinach into a sieve and press firmly to remove excess liquid. Blend or process the spinach in a food blender or processor until it nears the consistency of a puree.
Step 8: To Prepare Gnocchi Dough: Add flour to the mashed potatoes and stir until just combined.
Step 9: Add spinach and some salt to taste.
Step 10: Stir the potato dough just until it comes together. Do not overmix or your gnocchi will be too chewy.
Step 11: Divide the potato dough into four equal parts. Roll each part on a dusted kitchen counter to a long, 1-inch-thick log.
Step 12: Cut the potato dough into gnocchi. The size depends on your taste.
Step 13: To Shape the Gnocchi: You can leave them as they are or you can make an indent in the center by poking the dough with a finger or roll the gnocchi over the back of a fork for a genuine gnocchi appearance.
Step 14: To Cook the Gnocchi: Cook the gnocchi in salted simmering water until they float to the top.
Step 15: Remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon or drain in a colander.
Step 16: Serve warm, sprinkled with Parmesan.
Enjoy this home-made spinach gnocchi from The Daring Kitchen!