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                             Gnocchi di Potate
 
 Recipe By     : My Family Memories
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    5      large         potatoes ( 2 pounds) -- peel
    2      teaspoons     salt
    2      cups          uunbleached all-purpose -- flour
 
 Wah and peeled the potatoes, cook until soft.Them they are still quite warm
 and put them through a potato ricer or mash them with a fork.
 ( Do mash them in a food processor.) Put potatoes into a large bowl and season
 with salt. Add 1 1/2 cups of the flour, a little at a time, and mix well with
 your hands and the potatoes stick together into a rough dough.
 Transfer the mixture to a wooden board and knead lightly, gradually to the
 board and to your hands. knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes until it is
 smooth, pliable, and just a bit sticky.
 Divide the dough into several egual pieces about the size of a orange. Flour
 your hands lightly. ( Do not flour the area or the dough will not slide
 smoothly). Using both hands, roll out each piece of dough with a light back-
 and forth motion into a roll of about the thickness of your index finger. Cut
 each roll into 1- inch pieces.
 Hold a fork with its tines against a work board, the curved part of the fork
 facing away from you.
 Starting from the curved outside bottom of the fork, press each piece of dough
 with your index finger firmly upward along the length of the tines. Let the
 gnocchi fall back onto the work surface. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough
 until all gnocchi have been formed. Place the gnocchi on a lightly floured
 platter or cookie sheet. They can be cooked immediately or kept in the
 refrigerator, uncovered, for several hours or overnight
 
 Serve with your favor sauce
 
 PS. I still remenber, when I was a little girl, my mother always give the the
 fork for me to shape it.
 
 formated and translate from My Family Memories from portugues to english
  by Iara 
 from my Family Memories 
 
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