Ñoquis (pronounced Yokies)

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I learned to make this traditional food from a Chilean woman.

Prep time: 20 mins                Cook time: 5 – 10 mins                      Total time: 30 – 35 mins

Serves: 5

Ingredients

5 – 6 medium potatoes

1 egg

2 tbsps. cooking oil

Flour

Instructions

  • Clean the potatoes and boil them in a medium size pot until a knife can easily slice into them.
  • Drain water.
  • Mash potatoes until smooth.
  • Add egg, oil, and flour while potatoes are still warm and add flour until dough no longer sticks to hands, about 3 – 4 cups.
  • Sprinkle flour on clean rolling surface.
  • Roll by hand the dough into 1 inch round tubes.
  • Cut the tube into 3 cm long bites.
  • I like to roll each bite into a bit of flour to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Place the bites one at a time into boiling water
  • Cook until the bites start to float. Depending on the size, this could take between 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the ñoquis from the water
  • Serve with a red sauce.

Lamb Red Sauce

This is a sauce I always make to go with noodles or ñoquis.

Prep time: 10 mins                Cook time:  15 – 20 mins                   Total time: 30 – 35 mins

Serves: 5

 Ingredients

1 small onion

½ kg lamb cubes

400 grams of tomato sauce

1 ripe tomato

¼ green pepper

6 – 7 dried mushrooms soaked in hot water

Salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic, and basil

 

Instructions

  • Sauté chopped onions and lamb cubes until golden.
  • Add tomato sauce, chopped tomato, green pepper, mushrooms with liquid, and spices
  • Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes

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