Recipe by LastBaron
Just what the name implies - these are German-style potato dumplings, as found everywhere in the South of Germany, Austria and Bohemia. These are traditionally served with any roast with gravy, but most well-known as an accompaniment for a hearty Sauerbraten and red cabbage. Like polenta, second-day leftovers are a treat when sliced into slabs and fried in butter.
Top Review by bredowner
After reading another review, I was afraid this may not be so great. SO GLAD I didn't listen to that review!! Yes, the prep time and cook time is longer than specified, but it's so worth the time! These are awesome!! I will definitely make them again and I highly recommend this recipe! Thanks!!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs russet potatoes (about 2 large)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour (or more)
- 1⁄8 cup cornstarch (or potato starch, much preferred, if you can get it)
- 1 large egg
- 2 slices sourdough bread or 2 slices white bread (good quality, not supermarket foam crap)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon corn oil or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Directions See How It's Made
- Trim crusts off bread and save them for another use.
- Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes and fry in butter and oil mixture until golden brown, transfer to paper towel to dry.
- Cook scrubbed, unpeeled potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 45 minutes.
- Cool slightly.
- Cut potatoes into large pieces.
- Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.
- Mash potatoes with fork or run through ricer into large bowl.
- Mix in salt and nutmeg.
- Add 1/2 cup flour and cornstarch.
- Using hands, knead mixture in bowl until smooth dough forms, adding more flour by tablespoonfuls if dough is sticky.
- Mix in egg.
- Form dough into balls, using 1/4 cupful for each.
- Insert bread cube into center of each dumpling; roll dumpling between palms to enclose bread cube completely and form smooth balls.
- Working in batches, cook dumplings in large pot of nearly boiling salted water 10-15 minutes (or until dumplings rise to top).
- Using slotted spoon, transfer dumplings to large bowl.
- Keep covered with a damp kitchen towel as remaining dumplings are cooked.
- You should place no more than 4-5 dumplings in your pot at any one time in order to prevent them from sticking together or touching during cooking, which will cause them to fall apart.