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!