Gnocchi & Brisket
  • Complexity: Medium
  • Srv: 3
  • Prep: 3 hrs to braise brisket
  • Cook Time: 1.5 hrs
  • Total Time: 4.5 hrs
  • By: Woodblock

This recipe includes pre-braised brisket (3+ hours). Make the brisket in advance.



  1. Set oven at 400 degrees
  2. Remove skin and wash 3-4 potatoes (enough to make at least a cup of mashed potatoes)
  3. Cook for about an hour in oven until you can easily stick a fork through them.
  4. Once cooled but still warm, put through a ricer or processor to make smooth consistency.
  5. Add salt
  6. Egg
  7. Flour (appx. 1 cup for 1 cup of mashed potatoes)
  8. Roll into ball, should be tacky but not sticky
  9. Make into smaller portions. Roll each portion into strip ¾” to 1” thick. Cut strip into even pieces. Indent top and bottom and press thumb into center. Boil pieces in water for 4-5 minutes, then place them in an ice bath.



  1. Blend together: Tomato, Celery, Garlic, Onion, Butter
  2. Place boiled gnocchi in sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let reduce for 5 minutes.
  3. Add pinch of parsley and mint. Add arugula. Let wilt down. Add parmesan cheese.
  4. To Plate:  Add braised brisket of your choice. Add fresh arugula. Salt to taste. Add Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.