Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

A large heavy dumpling great with gravy. Goes with beef, pork and any German entry such as sauerbraten, weiner schnitzel, etc. It is one of three things that my husband makes. He loves them and I do too. It was his mom's recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and dice the potatoes. Boil until fork tender. Drain. Mash well without adding any ingredients to the potatoes. Using the 4 cups of mashed potatoes, add the salt and the flour.
  2. Mix with your hands until 4 inch balls can be formed and stick together.
  3. Put into a large kettle of boiling water and boil for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally so the dumplings do not stick together or stick to the pot bottom.
  4. Serve with gravy.