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Sam are gnocchis hard to make?
I….don’t know. Maybe.
I mean, okay, I’ve never tried to make straight up potato gnocchi unless I was opening a bag of them and pouring them into boiling water. Which is not hard. And the dough for sweet potato gnocchi is simple, really, it’s just mashed cooked sweet potato, egg, seasonings, and flour. Theoretically.
But I have tried to make sweet potato gnocchi a number of times under the delusion that if I just do it again it will get easier, and while I can say that they were edible, they never got easier, so now I also just buy premade sweet potato gnocchi.
I think I must just be missing some trick, because what happens is I make the sweet potato mash and then I stir in an egg and some flour…and some flour…and some flour…and some flour…I have literally stirred in three times the amount of flour the recipe calls for and the dough is STILL STICKY and nearly impossible to roll into ropes and then slice into the proper gnocchi shape. And I mean they eat fine, but why laminate my kitchen counter in a thin layer of stuck-on gnocci dough when I can just buy some?
I have a friend who makes beautiful sweet potato gnocchi, and I know she does it by hand because I’ve sat at her kitchen table watching while she does it, then eaten the results, which were amazing. So I intend to consult with her the next time I get the mad desire to make my own.
But for this week, I just bought a bag of them at Trader Joe’s.