"Yeah, yeah, yeah. So a Chef specializing in making pasta showed you how to make gnocchi. I didn't see your hands in there. You didn't make anything. What does that have to do with me cooking at home for myself, my kid(s), or my family and friends?!"
The point of this series is to show you that if I can cook it, you can too... and your monkeys can help!
(As a reminder, this is a follow up post to Part 1. The formula for the gnocchi dough and instructions on how to form and cook the gnocchi are all here. I am of course happy to answer any questions that you may have, chances are though that your question will be answered in the last post.)
I met with Mike of Il Corvo Pasta a couple of Thursdays ago for our interview and gnocchi tutorial. I had planned to try my hand at making gnocchi the following Saturday, but I got busy... then this and that happened... you know... forgetaboutit!!
Then, both Lorelei and I ended up having to stay home sick last Friday. I decided that this was a good time for us to make our gnocchi; a comforting and definitely entertaining dish to make. We turned off princess movies and SpongeBob for a while and cooked together.
There wasn't much to it, reallty; I followed the steps that Mike had laid out:
|I know, not nearly as fluffy and Mike's, but not bad, huh? Huh?|
"No mom. No, no. Like this." she said, all the while pushing my hands out of the way to get to her work. Chop, chop, chop.
She LOVED helping make this dinner; which meant that she would really enjoy eating it too. (By the way, I gave her a wooden bench scraper as her cutting tool. Plastic bench scrapers are available for a couple of bucks in kitchen supply stores and work just as well.)