Potato Noodles (Schupfnudeln, Bubespitzle, Wargele)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

From the Swabian region of Germany. These are so comforting. After cooking, fry in butter. Kids love these! Makes a very good side dish w/ meat and salad, or hot veggies.


  1. Peel the potatoes and put through a ricer, or grate fine.
  2. Add eggs, a pinch of salt, and as much flour needed to form a stiff dough.
  3. Knead well.
  4. On a floured surface, form into a long thick roll (about 4 inches thick). Lengthwise, cut off about 1/2 thick pieces. Form into rolls, about the size of your pinkie finger, maybe just a bit bigger.
  5. Put into boiling, slightly salted water. When they float there done. It's a good idea to test one before continuing. If it falls apart in the water, put a little more flour into the remaining mixture.
  6. Drain and fry in butter until lightly browned.
  7. Serve with meat or sauerkraut.
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These are good ol' comfort food! I had to use over a cup of flour for these to work so that took a bit of time but they were worth it. I cooked them as directed and then we sauteed them in some bacon and onions for a couple of minutes. Made for the German game, "More Than Sauerkraut And Dumplings!". Thanks AprincessMOM! :)

Nif April 11, 2012