Swiss chard gnocchi


  • 1 kg/2¼lb potatoes, unpeeled

  • olive oil, for frying

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 100g/3½oz Swiss chard, boiled, squeezed of water and chopped

  • 1 free-range egg

  • 300g/10½oz '00' flour, plus extra for dusting

  • 1 tsp salt

Preparation method

  1. Boil the potatoes, with their skins on, until tender.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until golden.

  3. Peel the potatoes while they are still hot, then pass the potatoes, onion and Swiss chard through a food mill or ricer. Place the mixture in a bowl.

  4. Stir in the egg and flour to form a soft, pliable dough.

  5. Divide the dough into pieces the size of a small fist and roll them out into lengths about 2cm/¾in thick. Cut the lengths into 2cm/¾in long pieces. The gnocchi can be frozen at this stage; spread them out on a well-floured tray and put them in the freezer. When frozen, shake off any excess flour and put them in a bag. Use within 3 months.

  6. To cook, boil the gnocchi in salted water for about two minutes (allowing 1-2 minutes extra cooking time if cooking from frozen). When they're cooked they will bob up to the surface.

  7. Drain well and serve immediately with the sauce of your choice.

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