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Abba Rudy’s Gnocchi

Rudy Skrisovsky Z"L

Rudy was born on 19th April 1966 in Buenos Aires. He made aliyah to Israel and enlisted as a lone soldier.

He raised three children, Yehonatan, Daniel and Gili on Moshav Ehud. He was a devoted and loving father. Rudy was a Zionist, patriot, a person full of love and giving. His peers adored him. 

On the morning of 7th October, he left his house in the direction of Be’er Sheva to pick up Gili from her apartment. After a number of hours since they hadn’t answered the phone calls from family members, Rudy’s son Yehonatan went to find them.

Yehonatan, who serves in the reserves as a deputy company commander in the Givati Brigade jumped in that morning the comabt zone and fought terrorists. After some hours of fighting, he went to find his father. He found him in a ditch by the side of the road. 

He was 57 years old when he died, leaving behind a wife and 3 children.  

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For the gnocchi:

6-8 large potatoes in their skin

Coarse salt

1 teaspoon fine salt

3 egg yolks

¾ cup sifted flour

For the sauce:

1 medium sized sweet potato cut into small cubes


Cooking cream


Black pepper



In an oven dish, sprinkle course salt over the potatoes and bake for an hour until softened. The peel, cut and mash the potatoes with a masher. Add salt, egg yolks and flour and mix with your hand until you get a dough. Flour the dough and roll into snakes. Cut them in 2cm pieces.

Boil water with some salt and cook the gnocchi for 2-3 minutes, until the gnocchi floats.

For the sauce:

Soften the sweet potato cubes in a pan with butter, then add cream, black pepper, salt and nutmeg. Stir until thick.

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