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Yield: 1 1/2 quarts
Place the hazelnuts on a sheet tray and brown in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to cool until it is comfortable to handle them, then slip them from their skins.
Place the nuts in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour the chicken stock over and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to cool.
Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt.
In a 12 to 14-inch saute pan, place the hazelnut sauce and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, taking care not to scorch it.
Meanwhile, drop the gnocchi into the boiling water and cook until they float aggressively, about 2 minutes. Drain the gnocchi, reserving the pasta cooking water, and add the gnocchi to the pan. Toss over high heat 1 minute to coat, adding a splash of pasta cooking water if necessary to keep the sauce from getting too ?tight.? Serve immediately garnished with grated cheese.
Set 6 quarts of water to boil in a large spaghetti pot. Set up ice bath with 6 cups ice and 6 cups water near boiling water.
Make well in center of potates and sprinkle all over with flour, using all the flour. Place egg and salt in center of well and using a fork, stir into flour and potatoes, just like making normal pasta. Once egg is mixed in, bring dough together, kneading gently until a ball is formed. Knead gently another 4 minutes until ball is dry to touch.
Roll baseball-sized ball of dough into 3/4-inch diameter dowels and cut dowels into 1-inch long pieces. Flick pieces off of fork or concave side of cheese grater until dowel is finished. Drop these pieces into boiling water and cook until they float (about 1 minute). Meanwhile, continue with remaining dough, forming dowels, cutting into 1-inch pieces and flicking off of fork. As gnocchi float to top of boiling water, remove them to ice bath. Continue until all have been cooled off. Let sit several minutes in bath and drain from ice and water. Toss with 1/2 cup canola oil and store covered in refrigerator up to 48 hours until ready to serve.
Yield: 12 servings