Feb 042020

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!

potato dumplings from the Pflaz

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).


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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 !!

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