Homemade Gnocchi with Hellmann's Mayonnaise
- 500 grams leftover mashed potato
- 100 grams flour
- 2 tablespoons Hellmann's mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic
- A pinch salt
- 30 grams toasted pine nuts
- 100 grams toasted cashews
- 60 grams salad leaves
- large handful basil
- The juice of a lemon
- 125 ml olive oil
Preheat the oven to 180c.
Spread your pine nuts and cashews out across a baking tray and toast for 5-6 minutes in the oven, until golden. . Remove and allow to cool before placing in a food processor with the garlic, leftover salad leaves, basil, lemon juice and oil and blitz into a rough but loose paste.
Place the mash in a large mixing bowl & add the flour, a generous pinch of salt and Hellmann's Mayonnaise. Bring together, then knead on a floured surface for 2 minutes.
Form the kneaded gnocchi dough into a ball and cut into quarters. Roll each quarter into a long sausage, roughly an inch thick, then cut this into rounds. Place on a greaseproof lined baking tray, cover with cling film and put in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up.
Once the gnocchi has firmed up, gently press a floured fork into each piece to create indents, then brush them with oil. Place a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the gnocchi for 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy on the outside. Finally, heat through the pesto in the frying pan and spoon into shallow serving bowls, arranging the gnocchi pieces on top. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and serve.