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Paprika Pork with Dumplings Recipe

The first time I made this dish, my family gave it two thumbs up. I knew I had a hit on my hands when it passed that test! Through the years, I've used this recipe often when entertaining.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 pork steaks (1/2 inch thick)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Directions

  • 1. Combine flour and salt; coat pork. Set remaining flour mixture aside. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown pork in oil for 8 minutes per side. Remove pork and set aside. Saute onions in pan drippings for 2 minutes. Stir in reserved flour mixture. Gradually stir in water, bouillon and paprika; bring to a boil. Return pork to skillet. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until pork is tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, for dumplings, bring water to a boil in a large kettle.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine hash browns, eggs, parsley and salt. Stir in flour and baking powder until mixture forms a soft dough. Turn dough onto a floured surface. With floured hands, shape dough into 1-3/4-in. balls; gently drop into boiling water. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until dumplings are tender but firm. Remove with a slotted spoon to a serving platter.
  • 4. Remove pork to the platter; cover and keep warm. Stir sour cream into pan juices; heat through but do not boil. Pour over dumplings and pork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 513 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 2,140 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer