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Pan-fried gnocchi with mushrooms | Kleenheat Kitchen


They may look intimidating but homemade gnocchi is well worth the effort and the actual process is pretty easy.  Impress your nearest and dearest with this pan-fried gnocchi recipe that we’ve paired with locally harvested, gourmet mushrooms for flavour and texture.

Preparation and cook time: 60-90 mins | Serves: 4-6 people

Ingredients
  • 1kg Sebago potatoes* washed, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 200g plain flour
  • A selection of gourmet mushrooms or any mixed mushroom variety, sliced
  • 2 tbsps. of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon, with zest
  • Salt and pepper

Note: Choose a floury or all-purpose potato variety such as Desiree, Yukon Gold or Crème Royale for example.

Method
  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover and bring to the boil on high heat with the lid partially on.
  2. Cook until tender (test with a skewer).
  3. Once cooked, drain potatoes well and mash until smooth (using a potato ricer works best), and allow to cool.
  4. Sift in flour a little at a time
  5. Add eggs and two teaspoons of salt.
  6. Use your hands to combine mixture with floured hands. Be careful not to overwork the gnocchi, or it’ll become too dense.
  7. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
  8. Cut the dough into smaller amounts and then shape each one into logs, cutting into 2- 3 cm pieces
  9. Place the gnocchi on a flour-dusted tray, cover with a tea towel and set aside.
  10. Cook in a pot of boiling salted water and cook gnocchi in batches. When they rise to the surface, it’s cooked! Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside in a tray.
  11. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pan over medium-high heat until melted. Transfer cooked gnocchi into the pan to form a single layer. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Toss gnocchi for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to plates.
  13. Using the same pan, on small to medium heat, add butter, garlic and lemon juice with zest and sauté.
  14. Add mushrooms and cook until crispy. Pour over gnocchi with a squeeze of lemon and serve.

The Mushroom Guys

We used locally harvested West Australian and freshly picked gourmet mushrooms from The Mushroom Guys. The varieties used were Pink Oysters, Chestnut, Phoenix Oyster, Swordbelt and King Oyster.

 


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6 Responses to “Pan-fried gnocchi with mushrooms | Kleenheat Kitchen

  1. September 18, 2020 at 12:47 pm
    Giovanni said:

    Love mushrooms! Looks very yummy! Will try to make this dish on the weekend! :)

    • Eva
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      September 21, 2020 at 3:45 pm
      Eva said:

      It won’t disappoint Giovanni! Give it a go and share your dish with us. Good luck!

  2. September 20, 2020 at 6:11 pm
    Don. said:

    I”ve often fantasized about home-cooked gnocchi, but have never really found a recipe I thought I could duplicate. Until now! I am going to GO FOR IT. I”ll let you know the outcome.

    • Eva
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      September 21, 2020 at 3:42 pm
      Eva said:

      Hi Don, love the enthusiasm! Can’t wait to see your masterpiece! Please do share any images with us and if it’s on social media, please tag us.

  3. September 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm
    Paul said:

    So hungry now, will be making this over the weekend -)

    • Courtney
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      September 25, 2020 at 2:27 pm
      Courtney said:

      Great to hear Paul! Let us know how you go! :D

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