Kartoffel Kloesse (Potato Dumplings) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Kartoffel Kloesse (Potato Dumplings) Recipe
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Kartoffel Kloesse (Potato Dumplings)

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

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    30 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 17, 2007

If you leave the potato dough in the fridge overnight after mashing it makes it much easier to work with

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 22, 2005

I live in Germany and the proper spelling of these would be Kartoffel Klöss, I would omit the nutmeg and add bacon bits instead.

Nov 15, 2007

My very German family has been making a ariation of this recipe for years. We add the onion to the potatoes, do not use nutmeg and only butter browned bread crumbs on top. This variation was good although we prefer the recipe my grandmother brought from generations in Germany.

Nov 15, 2006

I found these easy to make and faster than I expected. My first batch didn't hold together well, but I found adding another egg white fixed it. These were a very big hit, especially with my son's darling girlfriend.

Aug 14, 2009

They tasted great! I let the potatoes cool off completely before I mixed up the batch. I omitted the nutmeg and added some onions instead. The flavor was great when I poured on my pork/wine gravy.

Sep 20, 2011

I grew up on a variation of this. Boil potatoes, cool, peel, salt, pepper, nutmeg. Cut potatoes and cube onions. Put through grinder on rough setting adding onion pieces. Add seasoning as you grind. When done mix with eggs and flour. THEN make snowball size balls. Boil a little longer after they rise. One layer per bowl. Best with sauer braten but also good with rouladen though I cheat and add vinegar to my part of the gravy. About two large yellow onions worth of onions. No bread or crumbs. Just grind pieces as you grind the potatoes turning bowl as it comes out of the grinder to dispurse evenly.

Oct 11, 2010

My Oma always made these, we called them Oma Balls, she used bacon and I was happy to find the recipe and add the bacon.....Soooo good!

Oct 25, 2008

these were wonderful. We liked the instant boxed kind with our sauerbraten but, these were so much better. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 391 mg
  • 16%

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

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