How to Make Dumplings

Want to learn how to make dumplings ("Klöße und Knödel") including the famous and very traditional potato dumplings? You'll find various recipes for those, plus some VERY strange ones in the list below as well.

My very favorite ones are the Thüringer Klösse. These are not only time consuming to make, but also quite a bit of work. Easier are the potato dumplings made from cooked potatoes. Served with my rouladen alternative, flatladen, and sweet and sour red cabbage -- this is a favorite meal at our house.

These dumplings were one of my Mutti's favourite’s as well, because they were so quick to make. Of course, the homemade croutons in the middle add the extra touch of "delicious-ness".

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If you want to try something a bit different, there are the traditional bread dumplings that are so common in the Bavarian area of Germany.

German bread dumplings

It has an interesting method of making dumplings using leftover bread. The results are delicious. Great "soaker-uppers" of gravy!  

These bread dumplings were something I discovered on my first trip back to Germany after having left as a little girl. For me, dumplings ALWAYS meant potatoes. And, I really, really enjoyed my potato ones. 

It really took a step of faith to try these made with bread. Guess what? I got hooked! What a fabulous way to use up stale buns and bread. The only requirement was that one needs to have gravy :)

Something I've learned when making dumplings, especially if you don't make them too often, is to make a "trial" one first.

When I first started, and not knowing for sure if the dough would hold together, I'd just make all the dumplings at once and put them in the pot of gently boiling water. After my first flop when they all fell apart, I learned to always try one dumpling first. If it held together, I'd form the rest and cook them then.

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Blood Dumplings 
Here is how my dad and I made "Crub" as we called it. 1 quart of pork blood poured into a large mixing bowl and add three quarts of water. Now …

Instant Mashed Potato Dumplings 
My mother grew up in Berlin during the war and the blockade as well. Potatoes were not readily available, but they did get instant mashed potatoes and …

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Oma's Dumpling Recipes

Bavarian Bread Dumplings

Bavarian Bread Dumplings

potato dumplings

Potato Dumplings

(Half) Potato Dumplings

Potato Dumplings (Halbseidene)

 

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rouladen

Rouladen

breaded pork chops

Breaded Pork Chops

pork roast

Pork Roast

 

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Red Cabbage

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asparagus salad

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