1 hr 30 mins
This recipe is part of my Czech heritage. My grandmother made these by the dozens to feed the 9 kids in the family when my dad and his brothers and sisters were growing up. All of the kids learned to make these and my dad made these every time we had roast duck or roast pork when I was growing up. They take some time to make and you will make a mess in your kitchen making them, but they are wonderful. The ladies at the local church make these by the hundreds for the annual Czech Days celebration every June to serve with the roast pork dinner that they sell at the hall. I usually make a double batch when I make them and then freeze the leftovers to have on hand when I don't have the time to make them. They are also great the next day sliced and fried in a little butter or sliced and mixed in with scrambled eggs.
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- 1Peel and boil potatoes until done.
- 2Drain potatoes and mash.
- 3Do not add butter or milk.
- 4Cool potatoes in refrigerator until cold.
- 5Mix in order given.
- 6Mix well, and knead on a floured board until smooth.
- 7Divide dough in half and make each half of dough into a roll about 3 inches in diameter and about 12 inches long.
- 8Cut into dumplings about 2 inches long with a sharp knife that has been dipped in flour.
- 9While you are cutting the dumplings, bring a large stockpot about 2/3 full of water with 1 teaspoon of salt added to water to a boil.
- 10Once the water is boiling, add half of the dumplings to the water and stir so they don't stick to the bottom.
- 11Boil for 15 minutes.
- 12Remove from water with slotted spoon to drain.
- 13Place dumplings in roaster sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- 14Cover and keep warm in oven set to low.
- 15Boil the rest of the dumplings, remove from water and add to roaster.
- 17These are wonderful eaten with butter or sauerkraut or gravy.
- 18I use all of my leftover mashed potatoes for this recipe.
- 19To freeze:.
- 20Place leftover dumplings on waxed paper lined baking sheets and freeze until solid.
- 21Remove from baking sheet and place in ziplock freezer bags to store in freezer.
- 22Will keep for 6 months in freezer.
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Nutritional Facts for Czech Potato Dumplings
Serving Size: 1 (148 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 371.0
- Calories from Fat 34
- Total Fat 3.7 g
- Saturated Fat 1.1 g
- Cholesterol 107.8 mg
- Sodium 353.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 70.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
- Sugars 1.9 g
- Protein 12.1 g