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Potato Gnocchi

with Sauteed Leeks
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Potato Gnocchi

Potato Gnocchi - Popular gnocchi—a popular Northern German delicacy

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Health Score:
9,0 / 10
40 min.
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Nutritional values

This main meal contains relevant amounts of the B vitamins folic acid and vitamin B6. Both serve for blood formation and are important for our nerves: While folic acid nourishes the fat protective layer of the nerve endings, vitamin B6 strengthens the nervous system.

Tip: Cook a sample potato dumpling to check the right consistency, because the amount of flour required varies depending on the quality of the potatoes. To do this, form about 1 teaspoon of dough into a ball, place in boiling salted water and cook until it floats to the surface. If the dough is too soft, the ball falls apart - then knead in some more flour.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie356 kcal(17 %)
Protein13 g(13 %)
Fat8 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates55 g(37 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage11.5 g(38 %)
Vitamin A0.5 mg(63 %)
Vitamin D0.4 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E3.3 mg(28 %)
Vitamin K131.1 μg(219 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin5.1 mg(43 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate124 μg(41 %)
Pantothenic acid1.1 mg(18 %)
Biotin7 μg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C54 mg(57 %)
Potassium953 mg(24 %)
Calcium243 mg(24 %)
Magnesium68 mg(23 %)
Iron3.4 mg(23 %)
Iodine10 μg(5 %)
Zinc2 mg(25 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.1 g
Uric acid153 mg
Cholesterol59 mg
Complete sugar17 g
Development of this recipe:


750 grams floury potatoes
1 kilogram Leeks
½ lemon
1 large Apple
50 grams Wheat semolina
60 grams Pastry flour
1 egg (medium)
2 Tbsps Canola oil
200 milliliters Vegetable broth
4 Juniper berries
50 grams grated Horseradish (from a jar)
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Kitchen utensils

2 large Pots (with lid)`, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Potato ricer, 1 Bowl, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fork, 1 Measuring cups, 1 large Pot, 1 Slotted spoon

Preparation steps

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 1

Rinse potatoes and place in a pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil, covered. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 20-25 minutes. 

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 2

Cut leeks in half lengthwise. Rinse and cut into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) wide pieces.

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 3

Rinse potatoes under cold water, peel and press through a potato ricer into a bowl. Let cool for about 15 minutes.

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 4

Meanwhile, squeeze lemon. Rinse apples and cut around core into 4 slices about 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) thick. Cut apple slices into cubes and mix with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 5

Grate a small amount of nutmeg into the potatoes. Add semolina, flour, egg and salt and knead into a dough. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour.

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 6

Dust work surface with flour. Divide dough into 3 portions and shape each section into a 40 cm (approximately 16-inch) log. Slice logs into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) thick rounds.

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 7

Form rounds into small balls. Using a fork dipped in flour, press the gnocchi to slightly flatten.

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 8

Heat canola oil in a pot and sauté leeks until softened. Add vegetable broth and juniper berries. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes.

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 9

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add half of the gnocchi and cook over low heat until they float to the surface.

Potato Gnocchi preparation step 10

Remove the cooked gnocchi with a skimmer and keep warm on a plate. Cook remaining gnocchi. Add horseradish and apples to the leeks and cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange gnocchi on top of leeks and apples and serve.