Nonna Lidia's Sweet Potato Gnocchi
1 small sweet potato
Both combined weighing about 2 pounds. If you do not like sweet potato then use all potato
1 tsp salt
3 cups all purpose flour
Boil the potatoes in salted water until fully cooked, remove from heat. Drain water from pot and carefully peel the skin from the potato. Rinse the potato and place in bowl. Place potato in ricer into another bowl.
Once the potatoes have gone through the ricer, add 1 tsp. salt and the egg.
Stir until incorporated.
Place the flour on a clean working surface. Add the potato mixture on the flour mixture and slowly incorporate the potato mixture with the flour until a soft dough forms.
slowly add the flour until soft dough forms
Add more flour if needed as you knead the dough..
The dough should be nice and smooth.
Now it's ready to cut the gnocchi into strips.
Cut on the diagonal (about 3/4")
Place a clean tea towel on a baking sheet and sprinkle with flour.
Place the gnocchi on the baking sheet and lightly sprinkle with flour.
On your stove, boil salted water. We add about half a tsp of salt to the water. Once the water has boiled, drop the gnocchi into the water. Stir gently. Once all the gnocchi has popped to the surface, remove the gnocchi with a drainable spoon and place onto your serving platter.
Add your favorite tomato sauce and gently incorporate.
Serve with parmesan cheese.
Approx 6 servings.