L'Ecole Culinaire gives a lesson on gnocchi

If you have ever wanted to attend culinary school or just take a few serious cooking classes we got a look at what it would be like. Watch the video in the player above for a lesson from Chef John Womick of L'Ecole Culinaire on how to make Parisian Gnocchi.


Parisian Gnocchi
1 teaspoon kosher salt     
PINCH freshly grated nutmeg    
3 tablespoons unsalted butter     
1 cup all-purpose flour      
3 large eggs   
1/4 cup freshly grated Gruyere or Comte
1T.  Fresh herbs [thyme, sage, chervil]

1. In small saucepan, combine water, salt and nutmeg with 2 tablespoons butter. Bring to boil over high heat. Add flour all at once and beat dough with stiff plastic or wooden spoon until thick and comes away from sides of pan. Cook, stirring to dry out dough, about 30 seconds. Transfer dough to medium bowl. Cool 5 minutes.

2. Bring large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Set bowl of ice water near stove.

3. Beat 1 egg into dough until incorporated. Beat in 1/4 cup cheese and another egg until blended. Beat in last egg until dough is smooth and shiny. With spatula, transfer dough to large resealable plastic bag, pressing it into one corner. Cut tip off bag to create opening 1/2-inch long.

4. Reduce boiling water to gentle simmer. Hold bag over water with one hand and squeeze out dough, using small sharp knife to cut it into 1-1/2-inch lengths; let drop into water. Simmer gnocchi 3 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to ice water. Transfer to paper towels and pat dry.

5. Grease rimmed baking sheet pan with remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Scatter gnocchi in dish; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake in preheated 350F oven until puffed, about 20-25 minutes. Preheat broiler. Broil gnocchi 6 inches from heat until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Segment sponsored by L'Ecole Culinaire

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