German Potato Dumplings

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

We have this for a little change in side dishes. It also is a good recipe to make use of stale bread or rolls and left over potatoes. These are quick and easy to make. Really good with gravy from a roast or stew. Try them I'm sure you'll like them. My kids always make sure I don't have any left-overs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak buns in bowl of water for about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile rice or grate potato using the fine grater into a medium bowl.
  3. Squeeze all the water out of the soaked rolls and add to the grated potato.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and using hands, mix together.
  5. If dough is really sticky add a little more flour.
  6. Wet your hands and form balls about 2 1/2 “ in diameter.
  7. Drop dumplings in a large pot of boiling water.
  8. Once dumplings have floated to the top of the water let cook another 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from the pot with slotted spoon.
  10. Enjoy.
  11. Added Note:.
  12. You might want to make extra.
  13. These freeze very well.
  14. Left overs are a great accompaniment to roast beef or pork ,just slice little less than 1/2 inch thick slices and brown in butter.
Most Helpful

I find it difficult to rate this, as i totally messed up, so we ended up with flour dumplings.. We didn't have any buns, so i decided to use normal dry bread. I guess i didn't squeeze out enough water so i had to add a LOT of flour. Will try to make them again, following the recipe to a T. Made for ZWT4 for TTT

Vanja77 June 05, 2008

I made these for ZWT4 by team Chic Chefs I had never had anything like this before, but I will be making them again. DH also said that we need to have these again. I did not add the nutmeg as that is a spice that I am not fond of. Other than that I followed the recipe as written.

Huskergirl June 04, 2008