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Gnocchi for Potato Allergies?

ogiovetti May 6, 2008 03:01 PM

I was diagnosed with a severe allergy to potatoes about six months ago. I've done without french fries, I've eschewed pierogi, even the good Jewish girl in me has broken off from latkes. What I can't stand is losing out on gnocchi. Anyone have any "gnocchi" recipes that don't use potatoes--eg: squash, etc.? If so, please spill.


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    bw2082 May 7, 2008 09:49 AM

    Maybe you can try taro root for the potatoes

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      Erika L May 6, 2008 05:27 PM

      Ricotta makes lovely gnocchi. I've used Molly Katzen's recipe but don't have it handy. I'm sure you could find various recipes through google.

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      1. re: Erika L
        jacinthe May 7, 2008 08:21 AM

        Second this. I've used the Suzanne Goin's recipe from Sunday Suppers, and I find it positively addicting.


      2. DockPotato May 6, 2008 04:07 PM

        Jerusalem Artichokes can sub for spuds in many ways. Out of season now (I think) but something that might fix your starch needs as you related.

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          lgss May 6, 2008 03:06 PM

          If you scroll down to the fourth photo there's a potato-free gnocchi. I've never tried this (I'm gluten-free), just googled.

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            ogiovetti May 6, 2008 03:09 PM

            You and Miss Needle just made my day...Nigella and Jacques Pepin! Zot!

            1. re: ogiovetti
              Miss Needle May 6, 2008 03:12 PM

              There's also a great recipe for Zuni Cafe's ricotta gnocchi. So sorry about your potato allergy. That's rough.


              1. re: Miss Needle
                markabauman May 6, 2008 03:31 PM

                Try these classic gnocchi alla Romana:


          2. Miss Needle May 6, 2008 03:05 PM

            You may want to try Parisian gnocchi. Here's a recipe:


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