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Polish Sausage & Potato DumplingsApril 29th, 2012
This recipe is one of Grandma's and it is delicious!! I played around with it a little this time, add a few finely chopped veggies to the dumplings, they really made no noticeable difference in the taste though.
4 Potatoes, grated
1 Carrot, finely grated (optional)
1 Celery, finely grated (optional)
1 onion, finely grated (optional)
1 Onion, chopped
1 lb. Bacon, cut into lardons
Roughly chop the 1 onion, carrot & celery, put into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
In butter saute the veggies until soft...set aside to cool.
Grate potatoes and put into a large bowl.
Add eggs and flour and mix well. (You will probably have to add more flour until the mixture sticks together, add about 1/4 Cup at a time.)
Add the sauteed veggies to the potato mixture and stir until mixed well.
Saute the bacon until almost crisp and then add the chopped onion, saute on low until the onions are soft.
In the mean time, boil a pot of salted water. Drop the dumpling batter in by Tablespoonfuls, only a few at a time. They are done when they rise to the top.
(Now at this point Grandma would put them in a colander that was sitting in some cold water to stop the cooking process.) But I didn't, I drained them and put them right into the pan of bacon and onions.
Now you can gently toss the dumplings in the pan with the bacon and onion.
What I did next isn't how Grandma did it, but really I was kind of disappointed at how the dumplings turned out today,(that's what I get for fiddling around with Grandma's recipe!!) so I tried something differant.
Dump the contents of the pan into a colander with a bowl under to catch the bacon grease.
What I did next was put the dumplings back into the pan and let them pan fry until golden brown.
Now add the bacon and onion mixture back into the pan and slice a pound of smoked polish sausage and add also...cook on medium heat until heated through.
I hope that all who visit, find a recipe that they try and enjoy, but mostly I hope this site will become a place that years from now my children can look back on and enjoy the Times Of Our Lives.
And see that they and our family along with the recipes we all enjoyed together are my personal legacy.