How to make it

  • Make the stuffing:
  • Dice the bacon and add with hamburger together and fry in butter or oil.
  • Butter tastes best
  • Brown meat and drain excess fat if needed .
  • Dice onion and slice leek thinly and add to meat mixture.
  • Cover pan and cook low heat until leeks are soft.
  • Dice stale rolls and add to leek mixture and sauté and stir a bit longer .
  • If mixture seems too dry a bit of water may be added.
  • Beat eggs and add to meat mixture.
  • Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Liquid Maggi, a German seasoning similar to soy sauce may be added for additional flavor.
  • Form the dumplings by wetting your hands and roll into a size 4 times larger than normal ( large orange )
  • Make an indentation in the dumpling till it looks like a coffee cup.
  • Now add some stuffing ( 1 to 2 Tbs. ) in the middle and seal dumpling very well.
  • Have ready a pot with boiling water and gently place dumpling in and let it come to a quick boil again.
  • Then lower heat and cook at a gentle bubble uncovered until they float to the top.
  • This may vary from 30 to 45 minutes.
  • I made the plain dumplings which took about 30 minutes to cook.
  • I stuck a large toothpick into them to test for softness.
  • Do not crowd when cooking.
  • The dumplings may be made much smaller if desired.
  • I figured out the use of one potato makes enough for two gigantic dumplings, one per person.
  • The 1 1/2 lbs will may make at least 4 to 6 dumplings.
  • Potatoes should be of the dry variety.
  • Best if cooked the night before.
  • Use a ricer to grate cooked , peeled potato into a bowl,
  • Grate raw peeled potato.
  • Place in clean cloth and squeeze out excess liquid ( add the onion if making Bavarian style )
  • Combine both raw and cooked potato into a bowl and mix with salt
  • ( and egg if Bavarian style ) and just enough flour to bind the mixture together. Avoid using too much flour which causes heavy recipes
  • Serving suggestions:
  • Serve with Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Roast Venison , Beef Goulash, Pot Roast or plain with a favorite white or brown sauce.

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  • momo_55grandma 10 years ago
    good german recipe thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    These do so great. 5 here.
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  • maggiehc 10 years ago
    I love potato dumplings but I've always eaten the plum ones. I can't wait to try some with meat.
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  • carmenperez 10 years ago
    So very yummy sounding
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