Potato dumplings

These dumplings are a German classic. I like to prepare them as a side dish for Christmas because they can be easily combined with most of the traditional main dishes.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 60 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 566 / Protein 0g / Carbohydr. 63g / Fat 33g

Ingredients (5 servings)

1 kgpotatoes (starchy)
180 gbutter
200 gpotato flour
0.5 tspnutmeg (ground)
1.5 tspsalt


skimmer, cooking spoon (optional), large frying pan, 2 large saucepans, sieve (optional), potato ricer, large bowl, vegetable peeler (optional), cutting board, knife, fine grater (optional)

Wine Tip

Sauvignon Blanc, dry, 2012
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Step 1

Potato dumplings

Peel potatoes and halve large ones.

vegetable peeler, cutting board, knife

1 kg potatoes

Step 2

Potato dumplings

Transfer potatoes to a large saucepan. Cover with water, add some salt, and bring to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer and cook for approx. 20 – 30 min. until tender. Drain and set aside to cool for approx. 15 min.

large saucepan, sieve

0.5 tsp salt

Step 3

Potato dumplings

When cool enough to handle, pass potatoes through the fine holes of a ricer into a large bowl.

potato ricer, large bowl

Step 4

Potato dumplings

Add potato flour, parts of the butter, and egg. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Then, knead by hand to form a dough.

fine grater

200 g potato flour / 80 g butter / 1 egg / 0.5 tsp salt / 0.5 tsp nutmeg / pepper

Step 5

Potato dumplings

Take a handful of the dough (approx. 3 tablespoons each) and form into small balls by rolling each dough ball between your palms. Set aside.

Step 6

Potato dumplings

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Carefully drop dumplings into water and reduce heat. Allow to steep for approx. 20 – 30 min. until dumplings are floating. Then, carefully remove from water with a skimmer.

large saucepan, skimmer

0.5 tsp salt

Step 7

Potato dumplings

In a large frying pan, slowly heat remaining butter until light brown. Place dumplings into pan and gently toss in butter. Serve with a main course of your choice.

large frying pan

100 g butter