How to Make Gnocchi

The pillowy potato dumplings that star in gnocchi al sagrantino are easy to make. Follow these steps and then cook the gnocchi immediately or freeze them for later.

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How We Roll 1
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1. Pass 1 lb. boiled, peeled russet potatoes through ricer into a bowl. Stir in 1¼ cups flour, 2 tsp. salt, and 2 beaten eggs until dough forms. Knead until smooth. Divide into 6 balls.

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How We Roll 2
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2. Working with 1 ball at a time, and using your hands, roll dough into a 20" rope, about ¾" thick.

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How We Roll 3
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3. Cut crosswise into 1" pieces and transfer to a baking sheet; toss with some flour to prevent sticking.