German Potato Dumplings


German Potato Dumplings

German Potato Dumplings
1 dozen
8 Min
5 Min

In Germany, potato dumplings are known as "Kartoffel Kloesse" and are a favorite side dish for many families. Our version of German Potato Dumplings may use a shortcut, but they still deliver the traditional, slightly-sweet and buttery taste that makes them popular.

What You'll Need

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed chicken broth
  • 2 cups warm mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot, bring the water and broth to a rolling boil over high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, except the butter and onion; mix well. 
  3. Carefully drop half the batter by 1/4 cup into the broth and boil for 7 to 8 minutes, or until firm. Remove with a slotted spoon to a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining batter. 

  4. In a large skillet over high heat, melt butter and saute onion until golden. Add dumplings to skillet and saute 5 to 6 minutes, or until golden on both sides. 


Wanna know an easy way to make the dumplings? Use an ice cream scoop to drop the batter into the boiling liquid.

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These sound good but I wonder if there is an error in the amount of sugar. It's hard to imagine 1/2 teaspoon is enough. Has anyone tried this recipe?

I agree there is an error in the sugar amount. I can imagine they would be good without it, though.

I never added sugar to my dumplings, so I'm sure 1/2 tsp is enough. I will try it.


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