What would I do without Mark Bittman's book?
Ines told me to boil three potatoes (NOT waxy ones). Mark suggests doing so for 30 - 45 minutes. While they're still hot, using a towel to protect your hands, peel the potatoes and run them through a ricer:
Make a little bowl out of the potatoes and break one egg into the center.
Grate a little less than half of a nutmeg (is that how one refers to one of them?) over the bowl. Add approximately one half cup flour ("I don't know how much, just enough") and start kneading. Add more flour, using about one whole cup in total, and keep dusting your hands and the board on which you're kneading until the dough is no longer sticky. Break off a portion of the dough and roll it into a little snake, about a half inch thick. From this, cut off half inch long portions using the side of a fork dusted with flour, and roll each piece over the tines of a fork for texture, and drop them in boiling water:
Remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon when they rise to the surface. It only take a few minutes. Add your favorite sauce to the pot, heat, and return the gnocchi top the pot. Serve!
Ines was so sweet - when she heard that I was trying to make the gnocchi again, she ran to her fridge and pulled out a jar of homemade pesto sauce that she had whipped up a day earlier. Delicious!