Spinach Potato Dumplings Medely

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

I made meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, & had some left over, so I decided to make Potato Dumplings with spinach, but add colorful sautéed Rainbow Peppers With onions & Bacon to them to not only add another vegetable but to also add more color, eye appeal & flavor to the dish.

They really turned out great. Great Flavor added color, & a creative way to use up the left over mashed potatoes. Dan really loved them & so did I.
This is a variation of my Potato Dumplings that's already posted, or the Spinach Potato Cakes, but made into dumplings, any way you look at it, they are tasty & delicious.


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Serves:

Makes about 3 1/2-4 Dozen dumplings

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 can(s)
15 1/2 oz. canned spinach, drained well
8-10 medium
mini sweet peppers (assorted colors) cut into rings
3 c
cold mashed potatoes
3 c
all purpose flour (plus extra for rolling)
4 Tbsp
chopped chive (i used fresh this time)
4 clove
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
onion powder
2-3 medium
onions, sliced
1/2 stick
butter
2 Tbsp
olive or canola oil
2 tsp
coarse black pepper
1 1/2 tsp
kosher salt
3 large
eggs, room temperature
2/3 c
real bacon bits, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Please Remember: FOR EACH ONE CUP OF MASHED POTATOES USE ONE CUP OF FLOUR PLUS 1 LARGE EGG. The bagged variety of Bacon bits from Sam's Club comes in handy to add extra flavor to a dish like this.
2
Add the flour, drained & squeezed dry spinach to a large bowl, along with the spices, mashed potatoes and eggs, mix together to form a soft dough. Add additional flour as needed to bowl to roll into dumplings and place on a large platter. I PREFER TO MAKE ALL OF THE DUMPLINGS AT ONCE BEFORE DROPPING THEM INTO THE HOT WATER for more even cooking time.
3
Fill a large pot with water and bring to boil. Drop dumplings into boiling water enough to cover bottom of pot. Do not over crowd bottom of pot.
4
Allow to cook long enough to float to top. Then remove with slotted spoon on to a large platter. Repeat till all dumplings are cooked.
5
Add butter and oil to a large skillet, I used a 16 inch skillet, heat over medium high heat, then add the chopped vegetables, and allow to cook for about 6-8 minutes, then add the dumplings into the skillet and allow to brown slightly if desired, stirring often to prevent sticking.
6
During last 5 minutes or so of cooking add the real bacon bits if desired, and stir to mix, then serve on a large platter, with additional chopped chive and bacon bits if desired. Serve while still hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Polish