Hungarian Nokedli (Dumplings)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by BoxOWine

You must have nokedli with your chicken paprikas. Also make these little fluffy delights for stew or any dish with a nice thick gravy.

Top Review by Gadgetsmidnight

This was exactly what I was looking for when I typed in Hungarian dumplings. My friend from Hungry has made them for me several times and I loved them. The same goes for this recipe. It was so easy to make. I don't know what a spaetzel maker is, but my friend uses a flat metal cheese grater and lays it over the top of the boiling water. She drops the dough on it and rubs it through the holes. Today we served a homemade chicken gravy over the top. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place large pot filled with salted water and bring to boil.
  2. Combine eggs, salt, and water, beating well with whisk.
  3. Add flour, a little at a time.
  4. Add only enough flour to make a soft, sticky dough.
  5. Let mixture rest for about 10 mins.
  6. Beat mixture again.
  7. Using the side of a teaspoon, spoon small amount of dough into boiling water.
  8. Dipping the spoon in the hot water will remove the dough from the spoon (if you have a spaetzel maker, that makes is easier as you want very small noodles).
  9. The noodles are done when they float to the top.
  10. Remove from water with large slotted spoon, and place in colander.
  11. Rinse with cold water.
  12. You may want to make the dumplings in 2 or 3 batches so they dont overcook.
  13. Serve with chicken paprikas.
  14. The dumplings are also nice added to a stew.
  15. You can heat the dumplings in a frying pan with melted butter.
  16. Do not let the dumplings get too brown or crisp.

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