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Mutti's German Potato Dumplings ❤️

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German Potato Dumplings, aka Kartoffelklösse. This invokes great memories of my Mutti's Sunday dinners.  Her recipe uses cooked potatoes to create a traditional dumpling that goes well with almost any meat and gravy. I found this recipe, copied below, in my Mutti's handwritten cookbook. 

This page in her cookbook for potato dumplings is so worn! Why? It's THE traditional side dish that goes with almost anything. 

Mutti's German Potato Dumplings ❤️

Ingredients:

  • about 2¼ lb starchy potatoes
  • 4 slices day old bread
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • about 1⅓ cups cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions:

  • Cook the potatoes in their skins the day before or early in the day. Cool slightly and peel. Rice the potatoes (or mash if you don't have a ricer). Let them become totally cold, cover, and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • Make croutons by cutting bread into cubes.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the bread cubes and fry, stirring frequently, until nicely browned on all sides. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Mix into potatoes, 1 cup cornstarch, eggs and salt to make a dough that holds together when formed into dumplings. If the mixture is too moist, add a bit more cornstarch.
  • Form 12 - 14  dumplings, approximately 2 inches in diameter, adding a few croutons to the middle of each dumpling.
  • Drop gently into pot of boiling, salted water. Simmer gently, uncovered, about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Remove with slotted spoon and serve immediately.

These dumplings really taste best when they've got the bread croutons in the middle, so try not to miss that step, even if you're in a hurry.

Potato Dumpling Pointers

  • To keep the dumplings from sticking to your hands when you are forming them, you can either wet your hands with water, or dust your hands with flour. Either way works. 
  • Test cook one dumpling to make sure it stays together, before you cook the rest. If it doesn't, you'll need to add a bit extra flour or liquid, depending on how sticky or dry your 'dough' is. 

My Mutti ...

She had another recipe she often used, but I can’t find a copy of it anywhere. She called it “Halbseidene Klösse” meaning “half-silk dumplings”. I remember her using a mixture of cooked potatoes and raw ones. Not sure if this was her attempt to mimic the Thüringer Klösse and minimize the work.

However, these potato dumplings were the ones she made especially as she was older, because she loved to do as much work ahead as she could. That meant she’d cook extra potatoes the day before so she could quickly mix up the dumplings just before we came to visit. She’d always insist we come for dinner. (How could we refuse?)


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