Potato Gnocchi with Black Garlic and Salted Yolk
30 minutes + 4 days to cure duck yolks
3 hours 30 minutes


Potato gnocchi

1.5kg Agar potatoes
150g Parmesan cheese, grated
1 egg yolk
100g cornflour, plus extra for dusting
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice, or to taste


½ cup chopped parsley, chives
and mustard leaf
½ cup pea shoots

Potato skins

500ml grapeseed oil
Reserved potato skins from potato
gnocchi recipe

Black garlic dressing

4 cloves black garlic, crushed
2½ tbs peanut oil
2 tsp black vinegar
1½ tsp honey

Cured duck yolks (prepare 4 days ahead)

3 duck yolks
1½ cup salt flakes
1½ cup sugar


Cured duck yolks

1. Combine salt and sugar together and transfer half the mixture onto a Baking tray. Using a whole egg as a mould, create 3 indentations large enough to fit the egg yolk.
2. Place egg yolk gently into each indent and cover the yolks with the remaining salt and sugar mixture. Place in the Refrigerator, uncovered for 4 days.
3. Once firm, remove and clean off the excess mixture.
4. Pre-heat the Oven on Fan Plus at 80°C and bake for approximately 1½ hours to dry out.

Potato gnocchi

1. Wash and dry the potatoes. Select Fan Plus, 160°C, and Bake for 1½ hours, or until tender.
2. Halve the potatoes and scoop the flesh out with a spoon, reserving the skins to fry for the garnish.
3. Press the cooked potato through a Mouli grater into a bowl and mix in Parmesan and egg yolk. Gently fold in flour, being careful not to overmix.
4. Place the mixture into a large vacuum sealing bag and Seal on Vacuum setting 3, Sealing setting 3.
5. Place the mixture on a Perforated steam tray and Steam at 100°C for 30 minutes.
6. Remove from the vacuum sealing bag and cut the gnocchi into 2cm x 3cm rectangles.
7. Heat a large non-stick frying pan on high heat, Induction setting 8 and fry the gnocchi in 2 batches until golden brown (approximately 3 – 5 minutes), turning occasionally with a flat spatula.

Potato skins

1. Line a medium-sized bowl with paper towel.
2. Heat the grapeseed oil in a saucepan on medium high heat, Induction setting 7.
3. Add the potato skins, 4 at a time and fry until golden. Remove, drain and place in the paper towel-lined bowl.

Black garlic dressing

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

To serve

1. Serve gnocchi drizzled with black garlic dressing, shavings of cured egg yolk and crumbled potato skins.

Hints and tips

• Gnocchi can be steamed and stored for 1 week in a Refrigerator.
• Dressing will keep for 1 week in the Refrigerator.
• Duck eggs can be substituted with chicken eggs.



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