Instant Mashed Potato Dumplings
by Jeff McCade
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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 adapted recipes to use them. One of these was potato dumplings. I have found them to be a great time saver in the kitchen.
2 cups instant mashed potatoes
1.5 cups water or milk
2+/- cups of flour
salt, pepper, parsley, cooked bacon, sauteed onions to taste or as desired.
Mix all ingredients, except the flour, in a large bowl and let stand for 10 minutes. Then add flour until dough is a consistency to be able to roll into balls.
Boil pot of salted water, and drop balls into water. Boil gently until they float and are cooked through and they are ready to serve. If you have any left over, they are great fried with a dollop of sour cream.
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