German Potato Dumplings from the Pfalz

german potato dumplings

The German Potato dumplings from the Pfalz – or in English “The Palatinate”  comes from Latin Palātium, and means palace; and in the  region itself they call it in their dialect: Palz).
There is another word for it in German that is Rheinpfalz, and it is a region in South-Western Germany and connects to the river Rhine. It occupies more than a quarter of the German federal state (Bundesland) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). This Bundesland is famous for its wines and a street that is called the German Weinstrasse – the German Wine route – a wonderful and sight-seeing road that goes along the wineries  through the Pfalz. You have cities such as Kaiserslautern, Speyer, Pirmasens or Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. The Wine Route  is a touristic attraction. So if you plan to go to Germany, it is a Must-see. This potato dumpling dish is a traditional recipe from this region. You should try it out and serve with your favorite gravy meat dish. Happy Cooking!

Ingredients Potato Dumplings from the Pfalz

(for about 10 dumplings)
1 kg potatoes (soft, not waxy)
2 eggs
100 g semolina (wheat of cream or spelt, Griess in German)
100 g flour
salt, pepper to taste
1-2 tsp dry marjoram or to taste
2-3 tbsp parsley

There’s Nothing better than a German Meal!

german delicatessen box

Cooking Instructions Potato Dumplings from the Pfalz

– Boil the potatoes the day before as they should not be used on the same day; keep them for 1 day in the fridge or at a cool place.
– Peel boiled potatoes and squeeze them through a potato press.
– Add semolina, flour and eggs, chopped parsley and spices.
– Knead until you get a smooth dough so you can form the dumplings.
– With moist hands form dumplings, not too big. The amount that fits into the palm of your hand is just right.
– In a big pan bring water with some salt to a boil.
– Carefully place dumplings into the boiling water, lower the heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Dumplings will float on the surface when done.
– Carefully remove them with a slotted spoon.
– Serve the dumplings right away with Goulash, Beef Rouladen or any meat dish with a gravy (the gravy is very important).

bavarian brauhaus goulash with dumplings


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  1. Thanks I love this Potato dumplings !! My sister married a German and bought a few packets back for us 20 years ago and I in love with it since then. When I went to Cologne last year and I bought a few pk back, now I can make them myself no need to travel so far to buy them !! Thanks. I’m a Chinese stay in Malaysia !!