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Gnocchi water?

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As I hate to throw out braising liquids, boiling waters, and such, I'm looking for an idea to use up some water that I boiled store-bought gnocchi in. It's quite rich and almost viscous. It was Trader Joes parm gnocchi. The liquid tastes like potato starch, parm, and nutmeg. I have about 2 quarts of the stuff and it seems like it might make a good soup base or perhaps a crock pot dish. Or, maybe I'm just delusional.

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  1. Wow, I can't believe your water had so much flavor. Did you like soak the gnocchi in the water or something because I'm jealous I never have water that tastes like that after boiling. Uh, if you salted the water it may be difficult to make soups since you don't want it to be too salty but I think you could make like a potato leek soup or a potato cheese soup or something. Usually I would just use pasta waters to help thin out sauce and just chuck the rest. If you didn't use the water in your sauce I think it's best then, to maybe toss the water.

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    1. re: digkv

      It surprised me too. Not salty at all. I was thinking along the same lines, leek, potato, bacon soup, or some scalloped potatoes.