Polish Potato Finger Dumplings Recipe (Kartoflane Kluski)

Potato Finger Dumplings
© Barbara Rolek
Ratings (20)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings Potato Dumplings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
163 Calories
4g Fat
24g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4-6 servings Potato Dumplings
Amount per serving
Calories 163
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 7g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Potato finger dumplings or kartoflane kluski in Polish, can be eaten as a side dish with butter or as the main course when combined with caramelized onions and fried bacon or other smoked meats. Every Eastern European region has a variation of this dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hot mashed potatoes (made from 3 large potatoes)
  • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites, beaten until stiff, but not dry

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients, in the order given.

  2. Place mixture on a lightly floured surface. Knead in additional flour if mixture is too sticky.

  3. Put a large pot of salted water on high heat to boil.

  4. Meanwhile, divide dough in half and roll into a long cylinder, the thickness of a pencil. Cut at 2-inch intervals.

  5. Drop dumplings into boiling salted water. Bring water back to a boil and, once dumplings rise to the surface, cook 5 minutes.

  6. Using a slotted spoon, remove dumplings to a serving bowl. Add melted butter and bread crumbs, if desired.

Note: A variation of this dish is to add caramelized onions and fried bacon or other smoked meats.