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Potato Dumplings

These moist dumplings are an extra-special way to serve potatoes. The bread centers add a comforting touch, and the potato taste really comes through. They go so well with the Beef Rouladen and gravy. -Karin Cousineau, Burlington, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 5 to 6 medium potatoes
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 slices white bread, toasted
  • 1/3 cup mashed potato flakes, optional
  • Melted butter and toasted bread crumbs, optional


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Peel and grate potatoes. In a large bowl, combine the flour, egg, salt and nutmeg. Add potatoes and mix until a stiff batter is formed, adding additional flour if necessary.
  • Slice toasted bread into 24 squares, 1/2-in. each; shape 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture around two bread squares, forming a 2-in. ball.
  • In a large stock pot, bring salted water to a boil; add the test dumpling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until dumpling is no longer sticky in the center.
  • If test dumpling falls apart during cooking, add the mashed potato flakes to the batter. Let batter sit for 5 minutes; form remaining dumplings. Add to boiling water; return to a boil and follow the same cooking procedure.
  • Remove dumplings with a slotted spoon to a serving bowl. If desired, drizzle with butter and sprinkle with crumbs.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 122 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 487mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • deannasnz
    Apr 5, 2012

    Aaargh, what went wrong? I followed the recipe exactly, and they were pleasantly flavoured but had a horrible texture. I made the beef rouladen that goes with them and that was wonderful, so I'm confused.

  • Shroomer
    Dec 17, 2007

    I'd like to try this recipe. Woulkd deep frying, or cooking in a bit of oil in a skillet work?