Potato gnocchi is an Italian dumpling made from a mixture of potato, flour, egg and salt. The potato is cooked, cooled and mashed. Flour, eggs and salt are added, and the resulting dough is rolled into tubes. One-inch pieces, the gnocchi, are cut and boiled in salted water.
Potato gnocchi can be made with different varieties of potatoes, such as russet or sweet potatoes. The type used changes their flavor and texture. The texture of the gnocchi is best when the potatoes are baked, rather than boiled or steamed.
Gnocchi is enjoyed with a variety of sauces, from traditional tomato sauces to pesto, to simple sauces like brown butter or olive oil and garlic.