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Handmade Gnocchi and Beef Ragu

How to Make Your Own Gnocchi with Ragu

4

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

1 hrs

Cook Time

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

Recipe author

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

Of course you could buy ready-made gnocchi, however, making your own is surprisingly easy and you can flavour them as you wish with fresh herbs, a tangy Parmesan or your favourite pesto.

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Ingredients

Beef ragu

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250g Quality Mark beef mince

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1 onion

finely diced

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2 garlic cloves

crushed

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400g canned tomatoes

diced

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2 tbsp tomato paste

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1/2 cup white wine

Gnocchi

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4 Potatoes

large floury

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handful basil leaves

chopped

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1 and 1/2 cups white flour

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1/2 cup parmesan cheese

grated

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2 tbsp tomato puree

To Serve

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basil leaves

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oregano

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parmesan cheese

Method

To Make Gnocchi

To Make Ragu

To Assemble

1

Boil potatoes (unpeeled) until just tender.

2

They’ll be ready when you prick them with a fork and it slides in easily.

3

Drain and set aside to cool.

4

Once cool, remove potato skins.

5

Add salt for seasoning and then purée the potatoes.

6

Add chopped basil.

7

Add flour, half a cup at a time, to the potatoes to make a dough.

8

Ensure that the mixture is not too wet or too dry.

9

If wished, you can add Parmesan or tomato purée at this stage, to change the flavour of the gnocchi.

10

Turn potato dough out onto a floured board and cut into four even pieces.

11

Make a log from each piece about 2 cm wide.

12

Cut each log into pieces about 1.5–2 cm long.

13

Make a small ball from each piece and press onto the tines of a fork to get the traditional oval gnocchi shape.

14

Set aside on a floured dish until you are ready to cook.

15

To cook gnocchi, simply bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and add a few at a time.

16

When cooked, they will float to the surface.

17

Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside in a warmed serving bowl.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (417g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

1955 (467)kJ

Protein

29g

Total Fat

9.1g

Saturated Fat

4.1g

Carbs

58.2g

Sugars

6.9g

Sodium

241mg

Iron*

3.9mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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