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Gnocchi recipe for Irish Examiner readers


As promised in the article on the 22nd of October here is a recipe for homemade gnocchi. It is very satisfying to make and not too difficult.

700g of mashed potatoes

2 egg yolks

1/2 cup of flour


Place your mash on a clean work surface and make a well in the centre. Add your egg and flour and mix all of the ingredients to form a dough.

You may need a little more flour if your dough is still wet.

Roll your dough into a number of long thin sausages. Cut each of these into bite size pieces. Flour your hands if this becomes difficult. Toss each little gnocci into some flour ans rest them for a while.

Pop your gnocci into a pot of salted boiling water.Once they rise to the surface of the water they are cooked. Remove them with a slotted spoon.

After I boil the gnocchi I find the texture can be a little squishy for my liking. I place them on a hot frying pan for just a few minutes. This crisps up the outside a little and makes for a nicer feeling in your mouth.





Crush of the year

Inaki Aizpitarte

I fell in love with his Paris restuarant only to return two years later to find he had also opened the wonderful La Dauphin a few doors up.

After finally meeting the man I can not only say that he is a very talented chef but very handsom too.

Interiour of Le Chateaubriand 129 Ave. Parmentier, 11th Arr. 33-1-43-57-45-95 




Lunch in Ibiza Town

A friend just asked me to recomend a few places to eat lunch in Ibiza as she knows that I adore a long lazy afternoon meal and that I adore Ibiza. It is the perfect place to lazy about over a splate of seafood and glass of wine while waiting for the minday heat to die down.

Bon Profit in Ibiza town just on the square by Hostel Parc. They only open for lunch between 12 and 2. It is amazingly cheap and great simple no fuss food. What is lacks in romance in most definatly makes up for in value.

Hostel Parc with its over worked waitresses still remins one of the best people watching places for a coffee or orange juice. Do not subject yourself to the food unless it is breakfast time.

Casa Juan is an all round winner. It looks great and tastes great at a great price. I could happily eat three meals a day here. The best paella on the island for only 5.00



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