Tried making gnocchi for the first time this weekend. Came out mushy and grainy--basically inedible. I followed what seems to be the standard recipe. Boil potatoes skin on, peel, push potatoes through ricer, add egg and enough flour to bind, roll out and boil.
A couple of thoughs of where I went wrong. I boiled the potatoes for too long. The skins had cracked by the time I took it out. I used the wrong potatoes--used plain old Russets. Didn't use enough flour. I had two and half pounds of potatoes. I measured out a cup and a half of flour and used just a cup. I was folllowing a video on Chow that said just use enough until the potatoes and flour bind together into a ball but in hindsight I may not have used enough.
Any thoughts/advice would be much appreciated.