Slovak Egg Dumplings

"We always made this to go with chicken pakrikash. It is very easy and it does taste good. We never had a recipe but I just measured the ingredients i used the last time I made the dumplings. I have my mother's dumpling maker. You can also use the back of a spoon (we used to use a tablespoon), Place the dough on a dinner plate, dip the back of the spoon in boiling water and push the dough in the boiling water. Keep dipping the spoon in boiling water as the spoon cools."
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Ready In:


  • 2 well beaten eggs (I use extra larga)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup flour


  • Mix ingredients in a bowl.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Dip spoon into boiling water.
  • Push small amounts of dough in water.
  • Keep dipping spoon in boiling water as spoon cools.
  • Boil for 3 minutes.
  • Drain in colander.
  • Rinse with water, if desired.

Questions & Replies

  1. My Grandmother made this for us all the time but she used to use a pink sauce. Are you familiar with the sauce?
  2. Hi Jane, I am trying to make “heavy” dumplings like my grandfather did. He was from Czechoslovakia and he called them “sinkers”. They were not light and fluffy..but they were amazing. I am going to try your recipe, but do I cover the dumplings for 3 mins? Thanks!


  1. Are used to watch my grandmother make these dumplings. By dipping the batter from a measuring cup into the boiling chicken soup. I've tried for 50 years to find out the ingredients she used and the method that I saw her use. All I found was a disappointment so far. This is exactly what I witnessed during my childhood. It is ridiculously simple, to my surprise. My grandma's family was from Slovakia and emigrated to to Youngstown Ohio. I learned so many Slovakian recipes that were delicious to me and my family and I have become part of our permanent repertoire.
  2. Delicious! Just like mom used to make. I did need a little more water for consistency I prefer, but plopped these into chicken soup and YUM!!!
  3. These are what my grandma made with her chicken paprikash. Thank you.


  1. I think I was a little confused as to how to push the dough into the water with the spoons, but then I figured it out! I used 2 spoons, one slotted and the other regular- and I pushed the dough with the regular spoon through the slotted spoon, and voila! little dough dumplings! Put them into chicken soup, they were delicious little bites!!



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