German Potato Soup with Dumplings: Nana's Kartoffelsuppe mit Klößchen

Nana's Potato Soup with Dumplings, aka Kartoffelsuppe mit Klösschen, was sent in by one of our readers, Nana from Witchita, KS, USA.

Soup base

  • Boil several potatoes cut in cubes in just enough salted water to cover them in a pot until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of milk to the water and potatoes.
  • Add 1 teaspoon butter.
  • Cover and keep warm.

Dumpling base

  • In a cup or small bowl, put in about 1 cup flour. Make a well in the center of the flour and add an egg (not beaten)
  • Slowly add about 1 tablespoon of water to egg, while stirring with a fork & "gathering" only bits of the flour to make a dough while stirring. Then, add another 1 tablespoon of water & stir again, incorporating more of the flour to mix to a doughy state. Then, keep adding 1 tbsp water at a time until all the flour is incorporated into the mixture. Note: Add water very, very slowly to finally incorporate all the flour. It takes a few minutes. If adding the water too fast, you will have a gob, and it does not come out right. 
  • The dough mixture should be sticky & slightly runny, so it dribbles off the fork. 
  • Now add the dumpling mixture by small spoonfuls to the very slightly boiling potato & milk soup. Keep adding noodle dough until gone, stir only once to make sure the dumplings are not sticking to the bottom of the pan. 
  • Cook at a simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes, until the dumplings are cooked through. 
  • Season the soup with salt and pepper if needed.

Optional choices...

Other ingredients are chopped carrots, onions, celery to potatoes that you cook together. Add more if want salt & pepper to taste, or before eating you also can add celery salt which is great also if you enjoy it; but, go sparingly with it

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06.11.2023 revision update