Well, I couldn't wait. This weekend I made gnocchi and tomato basil sauce. I think gnocchi is one of those things that is simultaneously easy and hard – you only need a few ingredients, yet technique is everything. My gnocchi turned out a bit soggy, but that was easily fixed with a little olive oil and a hot frying pan. I can't bear to type out the detailed directions (not tonight, at least)... but if you're looking for a recipe, the internet is chock-full of them. (I'd love to try this, this, and this one.) Now for photos:
Well-boiled potatoes peel so easily – but ouch! Those babies are hot.
Next step: potato ricer. Mix in flour, egg, cheese, salt and pepper, and form into dough.
Roll out and cut into cute little pillows.
The fun part: rolling on the gnocchi board. (Here's someone showing how it's done.)
Boil. Fish out. Fry in a dash of olive oil to get them nice and crispy.
Prep the sauce: lots of tomatoes and fresh basil.
The sauce, after about twenty minutes.
Ta-da! The final product. Delicious.