Gnocchi lunghi is an unctuous and unique dish from Friuli. Again, this dish was born from the idea of using leftover gnocchi to feed families during wartime. You won’t even have to make the gnocchi, if you have enough left in the fridge to serve six people. Recipe by Andre Ursini from the OzHarvest Cookbook.
To make the gnocchi, fill a large pot with cold water and bring to the boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 40 minutes, or until they are tender but the skins unbroken. Drain and peel as soon as they are cool enough to handle. Pass through a mouli or a potato ricer into a bowl. Gently mix in the flour, yolks and salt and lightly work into a smooth mound (if the dough
Is sticking, add a little more flour). Roll portions of the dough into long cigar shapes. Cut these into small logs about 4cm long.
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and add the gnocchi in batches. They will rise up to the surface; leave them for 30 seconds, then scoop out into a bowl. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat and add the cinnamon, sugar and pistachio nuts. When the butter starts to foam, add the gnocchi to the pan and fold gently through the sauce. To finish, spoon the gnocchi into bowls and put a generous scoop of vanilla gelato on top.
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