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Vegan fried gnocco, the lard-free variant of the Emilian recipe

Vegan fried dumpling

Light, digestible and easy to prepare: the vegan fried dumpling will be surprising for your delicious appetizers with friends!

The vegan fried gnocco without lard is the revisited version of the traditional Emilian recipe. While many cities remain faithful to the name of fried gnocco, in Parma this product is known as fried cake and in Bologna it is called crescentina . The classic dumpling is prepared with lard and milk, but today’s vegan recipe will replace these ingredients with vegetable oil which will make the finished product even more digestible and light.

Now known throughout Italy, this dish is usually found during events and village festivals, but it is also a good way to organize delicious appetizers and appetizers with friends by letting yourself be carried away by an exquisite frying.

Vegan fried dumpling
Vegan fried dumpling

Preparation of the fried dumpling recipe

  1. Dissolve the yeast in the water and add the soy milk and vegetable oil.
  2. Add half the flour, stirring, and then the other remaining half together with a pinch of salt.
  3. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it is sticky. Cover the dough in the bowl with a cloth and let it rest for 20 minutes .
  4. Take the dough back and knead it again until you get a more homogeneous dough. Transfer it to a well-covered container and let it rise for two hours in the oven with the light on.
  5. After the time has elapsed, move the dough onto a work surface and roll it out with a rolling pin until it becomes thin with a thickness of about 4 mm .
  6. Cut the thin dough with a wheel into small rectangles and heat the oil in a frying pan.
  7. Dip the raw gnocchi in the hot oil, turning them on both sides .
  8. Drain them on absorbent paper, stuff them and serve hot!

The vegan fried gnocchi can be accompanied by a cocktail or a glass of bubbles, and be enjoyed with vegan cheeses and cured meats. You can replace the flour 0 with that of type 1 or 2 , and the oil with 25 g of vegetable butter which you will instead add to the dough into chunks after adding the flour. If you add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to the recipe you will get an even more fragrant taste.

Fried dumplings with avocado cream

A very tasty way is to savor the fried dumplings with an avocado cream: we are going to make a cream similar to guacamole which, however, differs in its ingredients that accompany the unmistakable flavor of the avocado. First, collect the pulp of two avocados and transfer them to a bowl; then add salt, pepper, nutmeg and a small onion, very finely chopped. Mix everything and your cream is ready to fill the gnocchi.

You can also bring the whole fried gnocchi to the table and then dip them one at a time in a handful of your avocado cream.


We do not recommend storage. Eat the hot and still fragrant fried dumplings!

Try the original Emilian fried dumpling recipe or the gluten-free version !

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