My Gramps is 100% Italian and Grammy is 100% Finnish, so she knows how to cook some pretty good stuff, and her gnocchis are no exception! This is probably one of the easiest recipes she or I have ever used, and it’s a good way to use up left-over mashed potatoes!
1 c. mashed potatoes
1 c. flour
dash of garlic powder
Mix thoroughly in a small bowl. Grab a handful of dough and knead on a floured surface a few times. Roll the dough into a snake until it’s about as big around as your finger. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Cook in boiling water. Wait about a minute after they rise to the top, and then remove with a slotted spoon. Serve with your favorite meat sauce or garlic butter sauce.
If you don’t plan to cook the gnocchis for a while, place on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen, you can package them in ziplock bags for easy storage. They keep VERY well.
Also, it is suggested that you don’t try to double or triple the batches. If you need more than one batch, make them separately.