Hot Dog Gnocchi

Serves 4
2 or 3 tablespoons Women’s Work Hotdog Relish
Home made (recipe below) or best quality store bought gnocchi
2 best pork sausages (with thyme or fennel is yum), filling removed and crumbled – or you could make tiny meatballs if you prefer
4 rashers of finely chopped bacon
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
Best quality olive oil to taste
Finely chopped fresh parsley
Grated parmesan or another favourite cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
For the gnocchi
3 floury potatoes, skin on, well cleaned
2 whole eggs
375 g strong flour plus extra for kneading and rolling
Salt to taste
A little water if needed


  1. Boil or bake the potatoes until tender. Remove the skins and mash thoroughly.
  2. Put flour, salt and eggs into a large bowl and add mashed potato when cold.
  3. Mix with your hands adding more flour if the dough is too wet and adding water if it becomes too dry.
  4. Let dough rest for 1 hour at room temperature if it is a cool day or in the fridge if it is very hot.
  5. Divide dough into 5 or six pieces using some extra flour if needed.
  6. Roll each piece of dough into a sausage shape and then cut each sausage into small pieces.
  7. Put on a large pot of salted water to boil.
  8. When at a rolling boil, add 5 or 6 pieces of gnocchi to the water and leave until they float to the surface.
  9. Remove the cooked gnocchi with a slotted spoon and put in a colander. Repeat for all pieces.
  10. In a large flat pan (we like to use a paella) heat a good glug of olive oil and gently fry the bacon.
  11. Add the crumbled sausage meat and keep stirring while it cooks.
  12. Add the garlic and salt and pepper
  13. Add the boiled gnocchi and add more oil if needed/wanted
  14. Stir in the Women’s Work Hotdog Relish
  15. Garnish with parsley, serve with finely grated parmesan