Finger Dumplings

Recipe by amrench
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 3 cups




  • Boil about 8 cups of water in a large pot. Let this boil while preparing the dough.
  • Beat 2 eggs and salt together. Mix in about 1 cup of milk into the eggs/salt mixture and mix. Then add in mashed potatoes. Mix until somewhat smooth.
  • Add the egg/salt/milk mixture into the 2 cups of flour in a large mixing bowl. If too dry, then add more milk so that the dough is dry enough to be very close to being sticky but not sticky.
  • Roll into one large loaf. Cut in half. Roll the two sections into smaller and longer loafs. Cut both of these in half as well. You are left with 4 smaller loafs.
  • Roll each of the smaller loafs into long strands about a 1/2 inch in thickness. They will get very long, about 2 to 3 feet in length each. When they are full rolled into long strands, cut them into 2 inch pieces using a dough knife or knife.
  • Put 1/4 cup of butter into a large saucepan and heat on medium to medium-high heat but don't let the butter brown much.
  • Drop the 2 inch pieces of rolled dough into the boiling water. When they float, take a slotted spoon and place the floating pieces into the heated saucepan with butter. Continue to add more 2 inch pieces and remove them as they start to float and add into the saucepan.
  • In the saucepan, let the dumplings brown slightly and sprinkle the breadcrumbs into the sauce pan while occasionally flipping the dumplings, butter and breadcrumbs.
  • Once browned, remove and continue the process until all the 2 inch pieces are cooked. Add more butter when the saucepan dries out if needed.