There’s something delicious about making food from scratch. I’m trying very hard to create passion for the process. Can you learn to be passionate?
On the 178th day I discovered I am too impatient to be passionate about making Gnocchi
This experience was time consuming. I had an amazing cinematographer who took some great shots and it's always fun to have a partner on one of these adventures.
To start these little balls rolling I boiled a few pounds of potatoes and riced them using my grandfather’s ricer. I've had the thing for years and never used it, making this a double dunk of firsts. That ricer was built to last and I made quick work of those golden spuds. It did take a little bit of muscle to squeeze by hand but it was extremely satisfying.
The recipe called for 2 large egg yolks. Mine were small so I used 3 along with some finely sifted flour. With gentle hands I mixed it all together being careful not to overdo and make tough little dough bombs.
Using small globs of my gnocchi dough I rolled it out in a snake, chopped it in half and made small misshapen cuts. I forked the rest. They made darling little potato dumplings.
Here's the disappointing part. I put the first batch in the boiling water and overcooked them. That made potato glop. The second, much smaller batch turned out well and I cooked them with some shrimp and roasted brussel sprouts.
Day 178 was a great exercise in patience.
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