Making dumplings at home can sound complicated and messy. Well, this recipe doesn’t have to be! Whether you want a change, or simply crave some potato dumplings and soup tonight, this recipe is a great idea and can be made at home without any hassle.
Try These No-Mess Easy Potato Dumplings for a Change Tonight
Let’s start with the potatoes for potato dumplings!
In this recipe, the main ingredients are the whole russet potatoes. However, if you don’t have this potato, any kind could work, even those leftover sweet potatoes.
For better flavor, we suggest you cook the potatoes in chicken, beef, or vegetable broth or stock, whichever you have lying around.
Now, you are ready to simmer the potatoes until they are soft. To test them, use a fork to pierce them, they should feel mushy.
The key part here is that the potatoes get very soft, so they can be mashed easily. Whatever potato you choose, mash it into smaller pieces, so that it fits the dumplings.
Time to make the dough!
The best flour for dumplings is all-purpose, but that does not mean it is the only one. You can also use all-purpose gluten-free dough if you have it. But other options like Bisquick can work if you adjust other ingredients.
As for the eggs, these are essential, but if you tend to use liquid eggs for breakfast, you can use these as well.
Finally, let’s season your potato dumplings!
While the potatoes have been cooked with stock, the filling can use other seasonings as well.
Think of what you or your family like with the dumplings. Some people add sour cream and chives, but you can also add dill, parsley, or scallions.
These potato dumplings may be served as an appetizer, accompanying a soup, or even as part of a hearty stew!
Potato DumplingsCourse: Appetizers
2 whole russet potatoes (about 2 lb or 900 g), cooked and mashed
1 tsp salt, plus salt for cooking water
1 cup (128 g) all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
2 eggs, slightly beaten
lukewarm water, as needed
3 tbsp butter, optional
- Place the mashed potato in a medium bowl.
- While you are preparing your dumplings, heat in a large pot of salted water over high heat and let it boil.
- Combine salt, flour and eggs in a large bowl, mix it well. If the dough is dry you can add 1 to 2 tbsp of lukewarm water.
- You can now add in the potatoes and mix it well to create a smooth medium-thick dough.
- Prepare a lightly floured surface and place the dough, then knead or massage the mixture until smooth. If the dough becomes sticky, you can add 1 tbsp of flour.
- Divide the dough in half. Put flour in your hands and shape the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls.
- Then carefully drop the dough pieces into the boiling water, and reduce the heat to medium.
- Cover and allow it to cook for 10 to 15 min, or wait until the dumplings rise to the surface. Use a wooden spoon or spatula in case the dumplings stick to the bottom of the pot.
- Drain the dumplings and drizzle with melted butter if desired.
- You can also use a slotted spoon to remove the dumplings out of the boiling water. Allow the dumplings to dry on a paper towel for a few minutes, then turn over to dry the other side of the dumplings.
- Serve warm. Enjoy!