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2 camp cook pots
Spoon, slotted preferable
Plate to pile cooked gnocchi on
2 cups of water (for boiling)
2 cups flour
2 eggs (did you know you don’t have to refrigerate these?)
1 tsp salt
*1 tsp garlic powder
*1/2 tsp pepper
3-4 tablespoon water
Pour 2 cups of water in the larger pot and heat for boiling. In the meantime, mix flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper together in other camp pot. Stir well, ensuring ingredients are well dispersed throughout flour. Add eggs & mix. Flour will coat pieces of yolk; this is okay.
Mix in 3 tablespoons of water to start. Add more as needed to make a soft dough. You may need to use your hands if it gets too thick. Be warned that it probably won’t look too pretty when it’s ready to be cooked.
Pinch off an inch or so of dough and roll between hands to make a ball. Drop these into boiling water. Repeat this process, dropping dough balls 7-10 times, depending on size of the pot. You don’t want to crowd them- give them room for the water to surround each gnocchi. Stir cooking gnocchi to make sure it’s not sticking to the bottom.
When gnocchi floats, it’s cooked. it should only take 30-60 seconds if the boil is going strong. Remove from pot onto plate. Repeat process.
Cover with your favorite sauce and serve.
*Garlic is just an example of what you can use. Feeling East Indian? Add some curry powder instead.