Title: GRANDMA VANICEK'S CZECHOSLOVAKIAN POTATO DUMPLING
SOURCE: Grandma Vanicek's Czechoslovakian recipes; shared by Cate Vanicek
From: "Wendy Lockman"
Date: Sat, 4 May 1996 08:21:51 +0000
GRANDMA VANICEK'S CZECHOSLOVAKIAN POTATO DUMPLING
6 md Potatoes
1 Egg yolk
1 1/2 ts Salt
1/2 All-purpose flour
These are *not* fluffy dumplings as in chicken and dumplings. They
are a "sturdy" potato dumpling served as a side dish to meat, and
usually with a sweet sauerkraut/carraway/honey dish as the vegetable.
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Boil peeled potatoes in small quantity of water. Drain potatoes
thoroughly. Rice potatoes through hand held masher/ricer. Let
potatoes cool. On floured board, gradually add flour working mixture
into dough with hands. Shape potato mixture into a long roll and cut
into 10 slices. Drop dumplings into boiling water and boil gently
about 5 minutes.
Drain dumplings on paper towel. The dumplings are fully cooked after
the boiling process, but traditionally, Czechoslovakians then melt
butter in a heavy frying pan, and fry the dumplings until they are
lightly browned on all sides.