Recipe by Buffington
My grandmother taught me this recipe, and she learned it from her mother, who learned it from her mother, etc. I come from a solid Czech/German background, and this is one of my favorite Czech foods. It's really easy, and very filling.
- 3 cups mashed potatoes (real, not fake, leftovers work great)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (I've never tried any other kind, so I don't know how well it would work)
Directions See How It's Made
- Fill a large soup pot (not sauce pan, too small) about half full of water and bring to a boil.
- Using just your hands, knead together equal amounts mashed potatoes and flour in a bowl until it forms a dough.
- Form dough into baseball/tennis ball sized balls.
- Carefully, so as not to splash, drop dumplings one at a time into boiling water. Do not over crowd pot. You only want a single layer of dumplings.
- The dumplings will sink to the bottom.
- Bring water back to a boil and then simmer.
- When the dumplings begin to float they're done. Don't take them out of the water right away, let them float for about 5 minutes before removing them.
- Remove finished dumplings from water with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl or on a serving plate.
- Serve alongside any kind of roast and top with gravy or butter and salt and pepper. Yum!
- Leftovers can be cut up into bite-sized pieces.