Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's Dumpling Monday!

Okay, I suppose it could be Dumpling Monday somewhere...

The weather was damp and chilly today, so I was craving something down home and comforting.  Something my Gramma would make.    How about some country style pork ribs with  grated potato dumplings?

The dumplings are easy to do.   

Peel potatoes and grate with the original blades of your food processor
 until you have about 5 cups. 

Add as many beaten  eggs as you have cups of potatoes, hence 5 eggs.
Add them one at a time - just in case you get a funny egg. (It has happened
to me. Yuck!)

Add just about as much flour as you have potatoes.   Add it one cup at a time 
mixing it in.  You may not need to add the full final cup - mix it in 
until you have a pasty consistency.  Somewhat like oatmeal.

Drop by tea spoons full into a large kettle (5-6 qt) of boiling water.
Continue spooning them into the boiling water until you have 
about one layer.  Give them a quick little stir so they don't stick to the bottom.

When they float to the top  I leave them for just a few minutes.
Then I remove them with a slotted spoon.

My family loves to eat these with the country style pork ribs,
sauerkraut and baked beans.  
I prefer to eat them with butter.
I make such a large batch because I love to have leftovers.
The next day I fry them with diced bacon, diced onions, 
and scrambled eggs. 

I'd love to show  it to you with the dinner,  but my family wouldn't give me a chance,
they were digging in before I even had a chance to sit down......

Go ahead and give these a try, I know that you will love them!


Shelia said...

Hi Robyn, well, I tried to leave you a message, but Google wouldn't let me. So I'll try again ;)
Thank you so much for your concern about us during the hurricane. We are truly blessed. I'll be posting soon after I get a few more things done around the house.
Be a sweetie and save me some dumplings,
Shelia ;)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I love dumplings, I've never had them with potato's in them...just eggs and flour in soups and stews...num! :D

Buffie said...

I am SOOO hungry now!!! Those look easy and delicioous too. I've never made them before but I will have to now! I really like the idea of frying them with diced bacon and onions....YUUUUUMMMMMM!!!!
Buffie : )

Smilingsal said...

I always like to have sauerkraut with pork roast. Yum.

salmagundi said...

Oooooh, those look good. I love wonderful, old-fashioned comfort food! Sally

onlymehere said...

I've honestly never made dumplings but these sound so yummy that I'm going to print the recipe and try them!

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Robyn,

I came here today to tell you about a pair of Annie & Andy dolls that I came across today while cleaning up in our loft. I thought my granddaughters claimed them, because I didn't see them for a while. But they had them wrapped up in a blanket and I didn't realize it. They were made by one of the crafters that brought things into my boutique. It even has the name they went by and the date on them, Pine Wood Designs

Now to comment on your Dumplings.....I think they are the same as what my Mother-in-law made, and my kids and I have made them a few times also, but not in a while. In Italy they are called Gnocchi and seved with sauce over them, just as you would spaghetti. I'll have to look up the recipe and see if the ingredients are the same. My kids ate them with butter too and grated cheese. I've even sauted garlic and onions in butter and drizzled it over them. Now I'll have to make them your way. I love a new recipe.


Anonymous said...

YUM!!!!!!!! Those dumplings look good! I going to try your recipe this weekend. I will let you know how they turn out.


Mama said...

I to have never made dumplings before, they sound lovely with bacon, onion and scrambled egg. I will be trying them now. Kathy.

jerseygirl211 said...

Hey Robyn,

Check out my latest Halloween decorations, when you get a chance. They are more the type I've done in the past, I'm feeling better about this look. I think I'll stick with the taditional look in the future.

Have a good day.....


Ed said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful - I shall try them too over here in UK. Happy Pink Saturday - love the pig - sorry I am late, been through everyone on the list.

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Robyn...those look great...need to try that recipe for sure!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Thanks for the recepie, waaayy different to any dumpling I know, will try it for sure! And with pork? yummy!!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Hey Robyn!

I made your recipe and dropped them in my homemade chicken noodle soup! Num-A-Nums! :D

Thanks for the recipe!
Kathi :)