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Never Fry Gnocchi

The “Great Gnocchi Attack” started with a simple and innocent idea: deep fried gnocchi tossed in Frank’s buffalo wing sauce. But like so many of my ideas, it ended in disaster.

With the encouragement of some friendly Twitter folks, I learned that “gnocchi” should really be Italian for “grenade”. While these Twitter friends usually provide me with great insights on everyday life, social media, and food, this endeavor almost caused some serious damage. Be careful, this video may be graphic —and folks, do not attempt to make deep fried gnocchi at home.



Read about my fried gnocchi catastrophe and how it brought me to the Rachael Ray Show.

Posted in: Kitchen & Cooking Tips | By Steven Ziegler
Catherine Gurski Says:

Oh. My. Goodness. I'm so sorry you almost got killed, but that is the funniest thing I have ever seen. I can't believe they kept exploding on the counter!

Catherine Gurski Says:

Hey! I'm told if you freeze them first they won't explode.

evelyn ryan Says:

Your laughter is AMAZING.

Penny Pennington Says:

I understand that you were planning on making "buffalo gnocchi" (which actually sounds quite delicious), but perhaps pan frying them might have been a better solution. BTW, I know it doesn't go along with your original plan, but gnocchi are actually quite delicious pan-fried in some brown butter . . .

Jody Schreiner Says:

OMG!! Super Great!! I was laughing harder than he was!! All the neighbor kids are begging me to deep fry some Gnocchi now!! So, think I will give it a try and see if they jump over board as his did...Seems most of the neighbor kids hang out here, they died laughing also and are looking forward to watching me fry some!!!....Thanks a Million for the great show!!!....To Funny!!

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