The word gnocchi means ‘small dumpling’. There are several varieties of gnocchi: gnocchi parisienne, which is choux-paste-based; gnocchi romaine, which is semolina-based; gnocchi piedmontaise, which is potato-based.
This recipe for piedmontaise gnocchi. Gnocchi are very easy to make and lend themselves to any course and any meal, whether accompanying a main course or as a complete vegetarian dish on its own. The potato variety goes very well with a good tomato sauce and lots of Parm