Sunday, 13 November 2016

Gnocchi with Sweet Poppy Seeds

I enjoyed my latest Orchard at Tesco project – Love Food Hate Waste. I was more than happy to spend my coupons on wonky veg and fruit.

My life mission is to save as much as I can on food and cooking. Did you know that the average UK family wastes £60 of food a month, that is over £700 a year? I am happy to use wonky veg and fruit because shape and size makes no difference in taste. We cannot control how fruit and veg grows, so Tesco Perfectly Imperfect is a range of fruit and veg that have grown a little wonky but are still absolutely delicious.
Potatoes come in all shapes and sizes. Save the wonky potatoes! Use my recipe to transform wonky potatoes to a tasty gnocchi.


1kg peeled potatoes
350g self-raising flour (could be gluten free), plus extra for dusting
3 whole eggs
Pinch of salt


Boil peeled potatoes. Do not need to cut for pieces. They should be soft, but hold together.

Mash boiled potatoes.

Mix all ingredients together with your hands. The dough should feel a little sticky. If it is too runny add more flour. Be careful, do not add too much flour, because your gnocchi will be chewy and undercooked.

Roll the gnocchi dough gently on a lightly dusted surface. Cut the gnocchi to around 3-4 cm pieces. It takes a little longer time – switch on your radio.

Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Tip the gnocchi into the water. When, after 5-6 minutes, they float to the top, scoop out using a slotted spoon or small sieve.

Grind sugar a poppy seeds in a blender. Should have flour like consistency.

Season gnocchi with a good amount of sweet poppy seeds.

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