Is gnocchi gluten-free?

In this short article, we will answer the question “Is gnocchi gluten-free?”. We will also show you how to make gluten-free gnocchi.

Is gnocchi gluten-free?

No. The classic gnocchi recipe is not gluten-free because it has wheat flour. However, you can make a gluten-free version of gnocchi at home. See the recipe:

Gluten-free gnocchi recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 500 g of potato
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour (I used fig amine)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g grated Parmesan cheese (I bought it in pieces and grated it)
  • salt to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Cook the potatoes in water with a little salt, in the pressure cooker, for approximately 15 minutes, after getting pressure.
  2. Drain, mash and place in a high refractory. (approximately 26 cm bowl).
  3. Wait for it to cool down a bit and add the egg.
  4. Wait about 10 minutes, approximately, to cool down and not cook the egg.
  5. Add the cornstarch.
  6. Add the gluten-free flour.
  7. Add the cheese.
  8. Put the salt, remember that you already put salt to cook the potato.
  9. In a clean sink or table, put the dough, and make rolls.
  10. Cut with the help of a knife, in sizes of approximately 3 to 4 cm.
  11. Bring to the fire a medium pan, with water seasoned with salt, and basil leaves.
  12. When the water comes to a boil, add the gnocchi until they start to rise.
  13. The water should go up to the middle of the pot.
  14. Put cold water in a basin and place the colander inside it.
  15. Remove the already cooked gnocchi and place them in the colander to give them a thermal shock.
  16. Drain well and place the gnocchi in a refractory, set aside.
  17. Do the whole process, until the end of the dough.

Bolognese sauce recipe for gnocchi:

Ingredients:

  • 300 g canned peeled tomatoes (3/4 of a can)
  • 300 g of coarsely ground beef (1 time), such as duckling, rump or chuck steak
  • 150 g of pancetta or bacon
  • 50 g onion (1/2 medium onion)
  • 50 g carrots (1 medium carrot)
  • 50 g celery/celery (1 small stalk)
  • 50 g butter or olive oil (3 tbsp + 1 tsp)
  • 120 g dry red wine (120 ml | 1/2 cup)
  • 240 g whole/skimmed milk (240 ml | 1 cup)
  • 100 g fresh cream/fresh cream (optional) (120 ml | 1/2 cup)
  • 2 g salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • black pepper/black pepper to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Prepare the ingredients (mise en place): separate all the ingredients and measure them, leaving them properly ready for the beginning of the recipe. This step is important for the success of your recipe, as it avoids surprises in the middle of the process.
  2. Peel and cut the carrot into cubes. Clean and cut a stalk of celery or celery into cubes. Chop the onion. Cut the bacon or pancetta into cubes.
  3. Fry the bacon or pancetta: In a medium saucepan, add the bacon and fry until the fat has melted.
  4. Saute the vegetables: When the bacon or pancetta fat has melted, add the olive oil and heat. Then add the onion and sauté until translucent. Finally, add the carrots and celery and sauté until soft, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Add the meat: Add the ground meat and stir with a spatula until the meat loses its pink colour.
  6. Add the dry red wine: When the meat loses its pink colour, add the dry red wine and stir gently until the wine evaporates.
  7. Add the tomato: Add the tomato (with the liquid from the can) and cook over low heat for 2 hours, with the lid ajar.
  8. If necessary, add water (2 tablespoons) so that the meat continues to cook at a low temperature, but does not become dry.
  9. Add the milk: After 2 hours of cooking, add the whole milk and cream (optional) and stir until the mixture is incorporated.
  10. Add salt and pepper: When the milk has been incorporated into the mixture, add the salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes and turn off the heat.

Conclusion:

In this short article, we answered the question “Is gnocchi gluten-free?”. We have also shown you how to make gluten-free gnocchi.

References:

https://theglutenfreebar.com/blogs/gluten-free-food-list/is-gnocchi-gluten-free#:~:text=While%20the%20primary%20ingredient%20in,not%20all%20hope%20is%20lost!

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