Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Vinegar by La Vecchia Dispensa

POTATO GHOCCHI WTH BALSAMIC VINEGAR La Vecchia Dispensa

Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Vinegar is a classic dish of Italian cuisine. Try out our version!

Potapo Gnocchi with Balsamic vinegar Recipes from La vecchia Dispensa
Potapo Gnocchi with Balsamic vinegar Recipes from La vecchia Dispensa

Ingredients (for 4 people):

  • 1 kg potatos – Russet or Yukon gold potatoes.
  • 300 g wheat flour “00” – plus for dusting
  • 1 yolk egg
  • 1 pinch sea salt

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Instructions:

  1. In a medium pot, cover the potatoes with cold water. Bring the water to a simmer high heat and cook until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a skewer (15 to 20 minutes).
  2. Drain the potatoes in a colander and set aside to cool.
  3. When cool it enough to handle (but not cold), peel the potatoes and place them into a large bowl.
  4. Pass the potatoes through the potato masher
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Potato macher

5. Add flour, yolk and salt and knead it by hand until the dough comes together.

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Only egg yolk goes to the dough!

6. Transfer to a work surface and knead with your hands several times, until the dough is smooth and soft.

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7.Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest at the room temperature for 10 minutes.

8. On a lightly  floured work surface, use your hand to roll the chunk into a log about1/2 in (12 mm) diameter. Do not incorporate too much more flour into the dough, adding just enough so that the dough does not stick to the surface.

POTATO GHOCCHI WTH BALSAMIC VINEGAR La Vecchia Dispensa

9. Cut the log into ½ to 1 inch pieces.

10. With the side of your thumb, gently push each pieces against a ghocchi board or the back of the tines of the fork, rolling and flicking the dough to make a curled shape with an indentation on one side and a ridged surface on the other.

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We traditionally use the back of a nutmeg grater to make ridges in the ghocchi

12. Put the ghocchi on the prepared baking sheets, and make sure the ghocchi don’t touch or they will stick together.

POTATO GHOCCHI WTH BALSAMIC VINEGAR La Vecchia Dispensa

13. Bring a large pot filled with water to a simmer over high heat. Salt the water when is boiling.

14. Add the ghocchi and simmer until they float to the surface on a couple of minutes.

15. Remove immediately with a slotted spoon.

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Dressing:

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 100ml cow milk
  • 100g finelly granted Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (24 months)
  1.  To finish the ghocchi melt in a pan butter, milk and cheese.
  2. Add the ghocchi and finish the dish with some more granted cheese.
  3. Serve the ghocchi drizzling 30th Anniversary balsamic vinegar on the top.
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Buon Appetito!

Balsamic Vinegar Guide

Sometimes it is so difficult to recognize a high quality product. We have lost trust: too many promises on labels, and  we don’t have enough knowledge – so many new products and ingredients appear every day on the supermarket shelves. But if you still want to know what you eat, we have something for you – Ultimate Balsamic Vinegar Guide from La Vecchia Dispensa.

Enjoy high quality Balsamic Vinegar!

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Balsamic Mojito??? Balsamic Mojito!

Strawberry Mojito with Balsamic

It’s getting soooo hot!  Balsamic Mojito – that’s what you need in a hot summer day. Let’s find out how to prepare it.

Method: 

Build

For one cocktail you need:

  • – Tumbler Glass
  • – 5 ml Concentrated Strawberry Juice
  • – 5 ml Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Gold Label + some drops at the end for garnish
  • – A Sprig of Mint (leave the top leaves for decoration )
  • – 50 ml of White Rum
  • – 100 ml of Club Soda
  • – Crashed Ice
  • – A Fresh Strawberry for garnish

Preparation:

Mix strawberry juice, balsamic vinegar and rum. Add the mint leaves and crushed ice. Mix the drink carefully going up and down with a spoon and bringing the mint leaves from the bottom to the middle part and top. Add ice till top. Finish it with club soda.  Garnish it with top of a sprig of mint, a strawberry and some drops of Balsamic Vinegar Gold Label.

Enjoy!