Attempts at potato gnocchi Piedmont style -no egg- has yielded rubber bullets or baby mush.

Tips from this site may help (ie old potato,freshly baked and riced) with a vegan version but their recommended egg yolk recipe has me hoping for a breakthrough: Would other egg pasta substitutes have the desired effect of producing resilient pillows?

EVOO or Aquafaba show up in a few 'egg' noodle recipes; would that help? Or perhaps a potato protein based whole-egg replacer like Panaceg?


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    Have you searched for vegan gnocchi recipes? I appreciate that it's interesting figuring out your own substitution but your research will go much faster if you compare it to what others have done too.
    – dbmag9
    Oct 22 '21 at 6:30
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    I would go with a vegan gnocchi recipe, honestly - no need to reinvent the wheel. The one I use is not in English, but I can send you a link if you want Oct 22 '21 at 12:06
  • Yes, done the stated vegan Piedmont style for years. The binding gluten-softening power of a yolk is well substituted for in 'egg noodle'; why not extend the search?
    – Pat Sommer
    Oct 22 '21 at 13:36

Several online recipes call for adding olive oil to the dough to soften it. Is this something you've tried?

  • Yes in 'Egg' Noodle not potato gnocchi and why I referenced EVOO -extra virgin olive oil-
    – Pat Sommer
    Oct 24 '21 at 2:20
  • Found a couple recipes that add a teaspoon EVOO for a kilo potato so I imagine doesn't do much
    – Pat Sommer
    Oct 31 '21 at 20:33
  • The one I linked uses 2 Tbs.
    – FuzzyChef
    Nov 1 '21 at 2:29

Unsweetened Applesauce will do the trick. 2 Tbsp for one egg.

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    please tell me more: have you actually done this with POTATO gnocchi or is this a substitute for muffins?
    – Pat Sommer
    Oct 25 '21 at 22:14
  • Assuming that your recipe includes some flour as well the applesauce binder should work. I would use both flour and applesauce so that they dont become too chewy. I have not done this but it is what i would try. There are also many vegan gnocchi recipes that show up with a google search. Oct 26 '21 at 22:42
  • I'll wait until you try it.
    – Pat Sommer
    Oct 28 '21 at 22:48
  • The recipe linked was vegan when doing Piedmont style. They recommended Veneto style by adding egg yolk. As stated.
    – Pat Sommer
    Oct 28 '21 at 22:52

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