Potato Dumplings Treat

Posted by Chef D on 3rd Dec 2011

This is a great German recipe for potato dumplings. It makes a excellent side dish.


  • 9 medium potatoes, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. Drain water, and place potatoes into a large bowl. Mash potatoes, leaving them slightly lumpy (just like making mashed potatoes). Mix in the salt, eggs, flour, 2/3 cup of bread crumbs, and nutmeg. Roll into walnut sized balls. If the dough is too sticky, you may want to mix in more flour or bread crumbs.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Gently drop the dumplings into the water. When they come up to the surface, allow them to boil uncovered for 3 minutes. Remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon, and keep warm.
  3. While you are waiting for the water to boil, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and 1/4 cup of bread crumbs. Cook, stirring constantly, until the onions are tender, and the sauce has thickened some. Pour sauce over the dumplings before serving.


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