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Potato Dumplings
for Beer Braised Beef

The dumplings are basic potato dumplings that are pretty much just "potato".
This is a very "solid" dumpling, the way my grandmother use to make them but you can choose any style dumpling that you want.
Here are some other dumpling recipes


6 medium potatoes, peeled, boiled, and cooled. You can also bake them or microwave them.
1/2 Cup flour
1and 1 /2 Tsp. Salt
2 eggs

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Take the cooked potatoes, cut them open and put them on a baking sheet.
I bake these potatoes in a low ( 325 degree) oven for 30 minutes. This step
dries out the potatoe. I don't want a mushy potato for my dumplings. Sometimes this
is why they don't hold together.

Here is the lightly dried out potato.

Grate the potato or put through a ricer into the mixing bowl. Add the eggs, flour,
and salt.
Mix well together.

Here is the dough. I kneaded it enough to where it holds nicely together.

I take a bit of dough and make about a 1 inch ball.

Add the balls to boiling water with a teaspoon of salt in it. Cook for about 10 minutes
till they float. Remove with a slotted spoon. Cut one to see if it is cooked all the way

When the dumplings are cooked I add them to the Beer Braised Beef. Simmer for
a few minutes to let them pick up flavor.

I served 3 dumplings per person with the Beer Braised Beef.

Go here for the Beer Braised Beef Recipe

Christa also uses "Ready to Cook" Maggi product
available at, order it here

See this really interesting product from box to plate
developed by the famous
German Manufacturer Julius Maggi
Go here to make Maggi Kartoffel Knödel

Other products for Goulash from the

Alba Refill Gulasch
Seasoning, 90g

Knorr Beef Stew (Goulash)
Entrée Mix

Bende Hungarian
Goulasch Spices and Paprika


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