Pea and mint gnocchi

This is a cheap recipe that takes some skill but master the pressure points and you’ll get a beautiful result especially with the peas making the gnocchi an attractive green colour.

 

Ingredients

420g Agria potatoes, peeled and chopped ready for a mash preparation

100g Peas, defrosted or blanched (if you are using fresh) ready to use

100g Mint, chopped

50ml Olive oil

200g Plain flour  -plus extra for dusting

2 Egg yolks

Salt and pepper to taste

50g Butter

 

Method

  • Boil the potatoes until tender when you push a knife through.

  • Meanwhile blend the peas to a smooth puree adding the olive oil as well.

  • When the potatoes are cooked drain them and put them into an oven until completely dry but not coloured at all.

  • Mash the potatoes, preferably in a mouli (potato ricer) into a large bowl.

  • Mix the peas, mint and plain flour into the potatoes followed by the egg yolks and seasoning.

  • Roll the mix which should now be green into a 1 inch think long sausage.

  • Dust the surface of your work bench with a little more flour to prevent sticking.

  • Next you’re going to use a knife and snip even sized pieces about 1.5 inches long.
  • The option now is to refrigerate until later (maximum over night with the fresher being a better result.)
  • Alternatively if you are ready to serve have a pot of boiling water on the stove with a little oil, salt and pepper.
  • Drop in the gnocchi and you will know when they are cooked as they will float to the top of the boiler.
  • From here add a 50g butter to another pan and toss the required amount of gnocchi until they are golden.
  • Serve with your choice of sauce. I recommend a blue cheese sauce or pesto.