My Dad always made this family recipe when I was growing up. I'm sure he'll be proud to see I like it enough to share! These are the REAL thing!.......original German potato dumplings!
- Peel 10-12 medium potatoes (about 7 cups).
- In a large bowl, shred potatoes. I have a 7 cup food processor and it makes the job really quick. Otherwise, a hand grater is all you need.
- In a separate small bowl -- mix the eggs and salt and pepper.
- Pour the egg mixture over the shredded potatoes and using your hands, mix well.
- Gradually add in the flour, again using your hands. This is very heavy and gooey and is usually too much work for your mixer or it's blades.
- Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil.
- Using a generous amount of flour on your hands, scoop a handful of the potato mixture into your hands and form into a ball. Place each dumpling on a cookie sheet for an easy transfer to the boiling water. (Recipe makes 10-12 baseball sized dumplings.).
- Once water reaches a rolling boil, gently add each dumpling and continue to boil until the dumplings float.
- Remove the dumplings from the water using a slotted spoon or strainer spoon and place in serving dish. Best served hot with gravy or sauerkraut.
- Dumplings also make one of the best leftover breakfast items ever! Chop into bite sized pieces and saute with butter and garlic salt to put a crowd pleasing twist on traditional hashbrowns!