Prep 35 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is a traditional Jewish dish and an old family recipe from my Hungarian grandmother. You can choose to boil or fry them. I like to fry them. They are soooo delicious. Cooking time is for frying.
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 tablespoon salt
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 2 egg yolks
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup ground beef
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
- To Make Dough: Combine flour, salt and oil.
- In a separate bowl beat egg yolks, water, and baking powder.
- Add to flour mixture.
- Knead dough until it is smooth.
- Roll out on a flour covered board.
- With a glass or cup that is about 3 inches in diameter, press and cut dough into circles.
- Filling: Saute onion. Then brown the meat about 5 minutes. Remove and cool.
- After meat and onion mix is cooled, add salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, egg, and bread crumbs and mix well.
- Add 1 tablespoon of filling on a dough circle.
- Fold dough over meat mixture into dumpling like triangles.
- Moisten the edges of the dough with top of finger dipped in cold water to keep seams closed.
- Boil for 20 minutes until they float to top and serve in soup or as a sidedish. Or fry until golden brown and serve as sidedish.
First off, fabulous kreplach!!! Now I am going to address Bokempop. If you have ever worked with kreplach dough you know you never add more oil only water. I live in Albuquerque which is high altitude and I added 1/2 cup of water to the flour mixture. As far as the filling goes, add whatever your family likes, mine is much more garlic. A recipe is a start, not an end. To Jordana, fabulous kreplach!!! The same that I made with my Oma as I child. Thank you so very much for bringing back wonderful memories to me!!!!!
I liked the recipe for authentic taste, but would have preferred chicken instead of beef. To the person who didn't like the dough: there are variations in moisture content with flour, and the cook needs to be able to adjust. Dumpling dough recipes are merely a guide.
My apologies for giving this a negative rating. The dough was still dry after adding far more oil than stated and I eventually had to make my own dough recipe. The meat filling was not impressive.