Scraping tuna sans spoon

Tuna Scrapings using a knife

Tuna Scrapings using a knife

I was always told that when making Poke, Tartare, or Spicy Tuna to use a spoon to scrape the meat from between the musculature of the tuna with a spoon. I followed this school of thought for a long time, until I realized it's not necessary and less efficient. People also say to peel ginger with a spoon which makes a little more sense. But legend has it that the only reason that that tradition was started was because Chinese people wanted to put their kids to work, so they would have them peel ginger;  and since a 5 year old can't and shouldn't use a cleaver, they gave them spoons.

Anyways I find that a knife works just as well, maybe better..... and since I'm already using a knife, it's also one less utensil and therefore less time wasted.

Gnocchi in 10 minutes

Making gnocchi from scratch can be meditative. It can teach you a lot about the nuances of dough and pasta making. It can be satisfying. It can also time consuming. Here I demonstrate a method for making gnocchi using standard, store bought french fries. It's fast and easy (if you have a robo coupe), and might save your ass in a pinch.

Im not claiming it's the best gnocchi I have ever had.......but then again, I have tasted gnocchi made from beautifully roasted, fresh potatoes by unskilled chefs that sucked. What I'm saying is that its better than anything you might buy from Sysco, but probably not gonna blow Mario Batali's mind. Although after a few bottles of wine I bet even he would dig this recipe.

1. Blanch you fries for 1 minute before processing

1. Blanch you fries for 1 minute before processing

3. add your salt, egg and flour

3. add your salt, egg and flour

5. Roll and Cut

5. Roll and Cut

2. Here is your french fry dough

2. Here is your french fry dough

4. Here is your gnocchi dough

4. Here is your gnocchi dough

Cook and cool

Cook and cool