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Potato Dumplings

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"Good to use with stews or soups. When I was growing up we had these with sauerbraten. I don't know why there's always a crouton in the center, there just is."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash.
  2. In a medium bowl combine 2 cups mashed potatoes with flour and egg. Using about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of mixture each, shape into dumplings. Press a crouton into the center of each and seal dough around it.
  3. Drop dumplings into simmering soup or broth, cover and cook 20 minutes. Do not remove lid while dumplings are cooking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 29, 2005

Just tried this recipe and loved the ease and speed of preparation. The self rising flour is very important. I didn't peel the potatoes which gave the dumplings a less smooth texture, which we like. For our german dinner party this week I'll add some spices. The meal was great. We'll fry the sliced leftover dumplings for breakfast. My mother used to add a cube of Salami, instead of the croutons. It was the surprise for us, since meat was scarce in those days.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 06, 2013

My dumplings turned out soggy. Most were falling apart in the broth. Maybe more flour next time? Less cooking time? more? It was good enough that I'll keep modifying until I get it right!


11 Ratings

Jul 30, 2004

I made this recipe to go along with a Goulasch recipe I recently acquired. I was trying to recrete this dish I had in a German restaurant that was Goulasch with potato dumplings. The recreation wasn't anything like the restaurants but my husband LOVED it and even my picky four year old pronounced it good. I didn't have any mashed potatoes so I baked four potatoes, scooped the insides out and put them in the refrigerator to chill for about 20 min. Instead of a crouton in the center I just fried a slice of white bread in butter and used a piece of it for the center of the dumpling. As far as I can tell this added nothing to the dumpling and unless it was added becuse the potato may otherwise be raw in the center...it was unneccessary. I hd to use about 1/2 cup more flour than in the recipe must because the dough was sooooo sticky...it took more flour to get the dough off of my hands, formed and dumped into the gulasch. I also used to eggs instead of one. I put my dumplings directly in the Goulasch I was making (essentially a beef stew) and cooked them for approx. 20 min. They turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.

Dec 20, 2002

Delicious. I used baking potatoes because they seem to work well for homemade gnocchi too. And I think the crouton in the centre keeps the dumpling from being raw in the middle after cooking? Not sure but these are yummy with homemade chicken broth. Thanks.

Aug 29, 2002

My husband really enjoyed these. I made them with pot roast and cooked them right in the gravy!! G.H. Linden, N.J.

Jan 26, 2009

These were perfect. Exactly what I was looking for.

Feb 12, 2013

These came out wonderfully, even though I used less broth than I should have. I made them to go with the traditional sauerbraten recipe so didn't cook them in the same pot as the roast. I don't use self-rising flour as a rule, so you can use 1 cup of regular flour plus 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp of salt to make your own.

Sep 24, 2012

This is my staple dumpling recipe. The only thing I do different is instead of croutons I was always taught to take slices of bread soaked in milk that you tear up and throw into the mixture. My husband prefers that I season mixture with salt, pepper, and cayenne. You will never go wrong with these dumplings!


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  • Calories
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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