Polish Potato Dumplings with Plums (Knedle)


Polish Potato Dumplings with Plums (Knedle)

INGREDIENTS

1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 – 1 cup flour
4 plums
4 teaspoons sugar OR 8 sugar cubes
Optional Toppings
Breadcrumbs toasted in butter
Cinnamon
Sour cream

DIRECTIONS

Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, drain, cool, rice or mash, add butter, egg, and salt, and just enough flour to make a dough that is not sticky.
Heat a large pot of salted water to a gentle boil.
Divide dough into 8 pieces, pat or roll each piece into a circle about 3 – 4 inches in diameter
Slice plums in half and carefully remove pit, fill the hole left by the pit with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar or one sugar cube.
Wrap plums halves in dough, working, pulling, and pinching the dough until it completely encases the plum and you’ve sealed the edges completely by pinching.
Put the dumplings in the gently boiling water, cook for about 5 minutes, or until they float to the top.