Plain Dumplings (Spatzen)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe came from my grandmother, Margaret H. It has been passed down in our family from our ancestors in Sweden. I grew up thinking this was what everyone called "dumplings." I usually put them in chicken soup instead of pouring hot fat over them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat egg well, add salt and water or milk and stir this into the flour until a smooth batter is formed.
  2. Drop by spoonfuls into boiling, salted water and let cook 15 minutes.
  3. Drain in a colander.
  4. Pour hot fat or meat gravy over them and serve.
  5. Garnish with fried onions, cracker crumbs, or any desired dressing.


Most Helpful

yummy! Im eating them right now with some homemade soup! Thanks for sharing

halfrican808 April 27, 2012

This sounds very similar to one of my family recipes that has also been passed down. See my Recipe #308989. YUM!

senseicheryl August 18, 2008

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