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Jamie Oliver shares three-ingredient gnocchi recipe – and fans react

The celebrity chef didn't use eggs

Nichola Murphy

As the cooler winter weather approaches, Jamie Oliver has begun to share some delicious recipes for warming comfort food – including his easy, three-ingredient gnocchi.

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The celebrity chef posted a photo of the tasty homemade dish on Instagram, served with a rich tomato sauce and grated parmesan.

Jamie wrote in the caption: "Homemade gnocchi. Quick to cook and total comfort food. In Rome, Nonna Teresa introduced me to this method, which doesn’t use eggs. Recipe link in bio. Give it a go and let me know what you think x."

On his website, he explained why only some recipes use eggs: "For restaurant service, when the gnocchi mix is made in advance, eggs are useful, but cooked this fresh you don’t need them."

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His ingredients include floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper or King Edward, Tipo 00 flour and nutmeg.

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Fans were quick to comment on Jamie's post, with his eggless recipe causing quite a stir. Several agreed they weren't necessary, with one writing: "Gnocchi comes from the North of Italy and you NEVER put eggs in it!!!!" while another remarked: "I’ve never used eggs in gnocchi and it is fluffy and wonderful."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Others, meanwhile, still include it in their dish. "I made 2 kilos of gnocchi on the weekend, and I used eggs," a third commented, and a fourth added: "I just made this. Mine came out very soft and tasted more like mashed potatoes rather than gnocchi pasta."

In his step-by-step instructions, the 45-year-old shared a clever tip he picked up from Nonna Teresa when cooking the gnocchi. Jamie wrote: "Nonna Teresa cooked her gnocchi 2 portions at a time, as it’s so quick, and it also means they’re less likely to break up."

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Jamie and his wife Jools both have impressive cooking skills!

Jamie is not the only one who whips up tasty food for the family – his wife Jools recently unveiled the incredible lunchbox she had put together for their son River. 

Next to a photo of the impressive meal, which included pastries, carrots blueberries and homemade courgette wheels, Jools wrote: "Feel like I have been making kiddie's lunch boxes forever! Made these awesome courgette pink wheels for River's lunch. Rebecca @whatmummymakes your book is so fab, so many lovely ideas."

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