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Potatoes and minced meat: how to prepare gnocchi and meatballs for a hearty lunch

Kateryna YagovychFood
Stewed gnocchi with meatballs for lunch. Source: bbc.co.uk

If you have some minced meat and potatoes, these products will make a delicious lunch. You can make meatballs and gnocchi. Stewing all this in a frying pan will be very satisfying.

The idea of making gnocchi with meatballs for lunch was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Alex Mil (mil_alexx). You need to make a delicious sauce.

Potatoes and minced meat: how to prepare gnocchi and meatballs for a hearty lunch

Ingredients for gnocchi:

  • 350 g boiled potatoes
  • 170 g of flour
  • egg + pinch of salt

Ingredients for meatballs:

  • 120 g onion
  • 50 g of minced meat (you can take any)
  • dried garlic, salt, pepper, paprika

Ingredients for sauce:

  • 400 g of milk
  • 20 g of butter
  • 1 tbsp of flour
  • salt, paprika
  • 25 g of oil for frying

Method of preparation:

Potatoes and minced meat: how to prepare gnocchi and meatballs for a hearty lunch

1. For the meatballs, mix minced meat, chopped onion, dried garlic, salt, pepper and paprika.

2. Mix everything and form small meatballs with wet hands.

Potatoes and minced meat: how to prepare gnocchi and meatballs for a hearty lunch

3. Fry them in vegetable oil for 2-3 minutes on each side and remove from the pan.

4. For gnocchi, mix boiled potatoes, salt, egg and flour. The flour turns out to be sticky, so you need to roll it into balls with wet hands. The gnocchi themselves should be the size of a walnut.

Potatoes and minced meat: how to prepare gnocchi and meatballs for a hearty lunch

5. Put butter in the frying pan to melt.

6. Add flour and stir vigorously.

7. Pour in milk and stir.

Potatoes and minced meat: how to prepare gnocchi and meatballs for a hearty lunch

8. Add salt and paprika (then the sauce will be darker, and if you want a creamier color, do not add it).

9. Add the meatballs and gnocchi, cover and simmer over low heat for up to 15 minutes.

Potatoes and minced meat: how to prepare gnocchi and meatballs for a hearty lunch

10. Stir from time to time to prevent the products from sticking to the bottom. Sprinkle with herbs to serve.

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