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Making Gnocchi Ahead of Time

How long before dinner can I make the Ricotta and Chive Gnocchi? I would like to make in the morning or day before. Is that possible?

asked by Jann over 2 years ago
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Sarah_chef
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added over 2 years ago

Yep! Morning would be better than the night before. Cook them as soon as you shape them, then lay flat on a tray or plate with a light coat of oil (otherwise the gnocchis will stick together) & refrigerate.

Refresh briefly in water, or pan fry just before serving.

Stringio
added over 2 years ago

Thank you very much! This makes my upcoming dinner party soooo much easier.

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added over 2 years ago

I've also had very good luck freezing gnocchi -- in single layers, wrapped in parchment, then foil, then a freezer bag -- they go straight into the boiling water from the freezer.

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added over 2 years ago

Just to clarify -- I've actually not frozen ricotta gnocchi before, but I have frozen regular potato ones with great success. Now I am wondering if anyone has input on freezing ricotta-based gnocchi!

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added over 2 years ago

If you are making the ricotta gnocchi for a dinner party, I would not make them ahead of time. They--or at least the ones I made--are delicate and did not improve with age. I would make a trial run, too, because if they don't have enough flour in them, they fall apart while cooking. NOT pretty for a dinner party!