Pan-fried gnocchi

April 5, 2008 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

An Italian speciality, gnocchi are small dumplings made from potatoes, flour and eggs. We’ve lightly pan-fried them here to serve as a drinks snack.

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Pan-fried gnocchi

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 10 mins


  • 50ml butter
  • 30ml olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g ready-made gnocchi
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 100g Parmesan, freshly grated



Melt the butter and olive oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and gnocchi. Lightly fry until golden, tossing regularly. The texture will become crunchy on the outside and remain soft on the inside.


Remove and drain on paper towel. Season well.


Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve while still hot.

Pan-fried gnocchi can be served as a savoury snack with a tomato dipping sauce or as a sweet treat sprinkled with sugar and a dollop of honey.



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