Potato Dumplings

Russ Myers


Good with traditional German food such as roast beef, goulash, or pork loin.

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8 servings


15 Min


Stove Top


6-8 med. baking potatoes
1 1/4 C. flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbs. butter
3 slices stale bread, cut into cubes

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook potatoes in water until tender. Cover and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours. Finely chop or mash cooked potatoes. In a medium bowl, combine potatoes, eggs, salt, flour, and nutmeg to form a firm but light paste. If mixture is too wet, add flour as needed. Melt butter in a skillet, then saute bread cubes until golden brown. Working with well-floured hands, form the smooth paste into a roll about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Cut roll into 8 or 10 pieces. Form pieces into dumplings, enclosing a few cooked bread cubes into their centers. Bring a large kettle of salted water to a boil. Add dumplings (a few at at time) to the water. Do not over-crowd. Simmer about 15 minutes. Dumplings are done when they begin to float. Remove from water with a slotted spoon and drain well. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Heirloom