Polish Potato Finger Dumplings Recipe (Kartoflane Kluski)

Potato Finger Dumplings
© Barbara Rolek
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings Potato Dumplings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
  1. 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.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 163
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Sodium 328 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 7 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)