Product Type: De Cecco Pasta / Noodles
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De Cecco Gnocchi
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De Cecco Gnocchi
Date: 27/01/13, updated on 27/01/13 (39 review reads)
Advantages: quick to cook, tasty, uncooked gnocchi di patate can be kept in fridge for a couple of days
Disadvantages: a tiny bit vinegary, but this seems to be true of all long life gnocchi.
I have bought De Cecco gnocchi di patate (italian potato dumplings) many times as I love italian food, and gnocchi can be cooked in minutes so is a great snack to have in a hurry.
Gnocchi di patate are like a very chunky version of pasta but are made from potatoes as well as flour. These De Cecco gnocchi di patate are solid, chunky oval pieces around 20mm x 15mm x 8mm in size. Like pasta, they haven't got masses of flavour on their own but go very well with a sauce or just some butter and garlic (yum). They have got quite a firm texture and are very filling.
The usual way of cooking is to boil them and they take around 3 minutes so are perfect if you're in a rush. We often dry-fry them in a frying pan instead which is really yummy - they are rather like mini roast potatoes when cooked in this way and again take 5 minutes or less to cook (if you add oil, they don't seem to brown so avoid adding oil).
De Cecco is a quality brand so you know you're buying good food. A 500g pack is quite big so will serve 3-4 as an accompaniment. If you don't eat the whole pack in one sitting, just pop the uncooked ones in the fridge and they will keep for a couple of days.
Summary: a quick, tasty italian dish.