Kroppkakor - Swedish Potato Dumplings

Recipe by Lee_tah
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 10-12


  • 2
    lbs potatoes, about 6 medium
  • 1
    egg yolk, slightly beaten
  • 1 12
    teaspoons salt
  • 34
    3/4 lb bacon or 3/4 lb ham, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 2 -3
  • 2
    quarts water
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • melted butter, to serve
  • lingon jam, to serve


  • Wash, peel and cut up potaotoes. Cook about 20 minutes in enough salted water to cover the potatoes. Potaotes are done when they can be pierced with a fork. Drain.
  • Mash or rice potatoes well. Whip in the egg yolk and 1 1/2 tsp salt. Set aside while you prepare filling.
  • Put onions in a cold skillet and fry with a little oil or butter until soft. Remove from pan. Add meat to pan and cook until crisp and evenly browned. Add back in onions. Drain off excess fat.
  • To make dough: Add the flour 1 cup at a time and mix well. Add as much of the flour to make a soft dough. Once dough has formed, turn out onto a floured surface and knead like bread dough. Pat out dough to 1/2 inch thickness. cut into 2 inch rounds, a biscuit cutter works well. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of the filling into the centre of one of the rounds. Cover with another round. Seal edges well, and shape into a ball.
  • Bring the 2 quarts of water and 2 tsps salt to t boil in a heavy saucepan. Once the water is boiling add dumplings one at a time, so that boiling does not stop. Cook only as many dumplings at one time that will float uncrowded, one layer deep. Cook 15 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon. Put in a warm dish and serve with melted butter and jam. A simple salad goes nice along side.