• 5 large potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 21/2 Cups flour
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 3/4 Cup California golden raisins (soaked in water 24 hours and drained)
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Italian parsley


At least 24 hours ahead, in small bowl, combine raisins with 1/2 cup water and set aside to plump.

Cook, peel and rice potatoes; turn into mixer bowl. Heat milk and butter to boiling and add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with wooden spoon until forms a ball. Remove from heat. Combine with potatoes in mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition; then add salt, nutmeg, sugar and orange zest, and beat until smooth. Fold in raisins. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll into ropes 1/2-inch thick; cut into 1-inch lengths.

In large stockpot, heat salted water to boiling, and drop gnocchi into simmering water cook, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and place on greased pan. Cover and store in refrigerator.

To serve, sauté with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan; garnish with Italian parsley.

Note: Serve as side dish with meat or poultry.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 650 (Calories from Fat 44%); Total Fat 32 ( Saturated Fat 18; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 260; Sodium 830; Potassium 739; Total Carbohydrate 74; Dietary Fiber 5; Sugars 15; Protein 19; Calcium 247; Iron 4;

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