Eat like a German - German Recipe:
Kartoffel Klösse (1)

Kartoffel Klösse (1)
Klöße
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Serves: 4 persons

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German cuisine Klöße (singular: Kloß) or Kartoffelknödel, in Germany and Austria called Knödel(n) are big round poached or boiled potato or bread dumplings, made without yeast, often filled. Knödel make an excellent side-dish and go well with all types of meat recipes.

German cuisine Klöße (singular: Kloß) or Kartoffelknödel, in Germany and Austria called Knödel(n) are big round poached or boiled potato or bread dumplings, made without yeast, often filled. In Hungary they are called gomboc, in Czech Republic knedlik, in Luxembourg Kniddel(en) and in Italy canederli. In the US, Klub' is used to refer specifically to potato dumplings. A similar dish is known in Sweden (kroppkakor or pitepalt) and Norway, raspeball or komle filled with salty meat and in Canada, poutines rapees. Klöße are big dumplings steamed or boiled in hot water made of dough from grated raw or mashed potatoes, eggs and flour. Similar Semolina crack dumplings are made with semolina, egg and milk, called Grießklößchen (Austrian Grießnockerl, Hungarian grizgaluska) bread dumplings are made with dried white bread Bread, milk and egg yolks, Semmelknödel (are sometimes shaped like a loaf of bread, and boiled in a napkin, in which case they are known as napkin dumplings or Serviettenknödel). Thüringer Klöße are made from raw or boiled potatoes, or a mixture of both, and are often filled with crouton or ham. In Austria and Hungary big sweet dumplings or Plum Dumplings called Zwetschkenknödel or Gombotzenare made with flour & potato batter, by wrapping the potato dough around whole plums or apricots, boiled and rolled in hot buttered caramelized bread crumbs (streusel). Topfenknödel are made with quark cheese (Topfen), (Hungarian turosgomboc), traditionally topped with cinnamon sugar and served with apple sauce or with streusel.

Ingredients:

1/2 Potatoes are to be cooked (boiled) Than mash them. 1/2 Potatoes are to be raw — osterized. Be sure to squeeze all the water out of the potatoes. I used 8 potatoes to cook and mash and 8 for the osterizer and it made 19 dumplings.

Procedure:

Mix potatoes together in a large bowl. Add a little salt (1/2 t.) and 2 or 3 eggs.

You can also grate 1 onion for the mix if you so desire.

Make dressing mix. One box of dressing mix should be good, depending on how many Klöß you want to make.

Fill a large pot with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to boil. In the meantime, (while water is getting hot) make dumplings. This is tricky so pay attention!!

Take the potato mixture and put a 2" ball in your hand. Form it to your hand shape, while that is still in your hand, take the other hand and take a 1 1/2" chunk of dressing. Put that in the center of the potato form. (that is still in your other hand) Now, take another 2" chunk of potato mix and form it in your right hand. Put the two together to cover the dressing in the middle. It will look like a baseball, the dressing will be on the inside.

When the water is boiling, put it down to a simmer. Gently put a few of the dumplings into the water. They will drop to the bottom.

When they float (which should just be a couple minutes) they are done. Have a baking pan ready so they can go right in the baking pan when they come out of the water. Watch so they don't burn on the bottom of the water pan.

White Sauce for Klöße

Make a medium white sauce with onions. Use butter, sauteed onions, flour and milk. You can get this recipe from any recipe book if you don't know how to make it. If you're a German, you should be able to figure it out. LOL!!!




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