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German Potato Dumplings - Kartoffelklösse on a white plate

Potato Dumplings

Classic Potato Dumplings are the perfect side dish for all of your favorite German recipes.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine German
Keyword easy recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 190kcal
Author Maike


  • 2 pounds potatoes starchy
  • 6 tablespoons butter unsalted, melted
  • 2 egg yolks beaten
  • cups potato flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg



  • Peel, halve, and add potatoes to a large pot with water. Bring to a boil, add a ½ tablespoon of salt. Cover with a lid and continue to boil until potatoes are soft. About 15-20 minutes.

Making The Dough

  • Press cooked potatoes through a potato ricer. Add egg yolks, salt, melted butter, nutmeg, and potato starch.
  • Mix dough until well combined. Wet your hands and shape potato dough balls.

Cooking The Potato Dumplings

  • Use a large pot and bring water to a boil. Once boiling, add a ½ tablespoon of salt, reduce heat to a simmer. Use a slotted spoon to drop dumplings into the lightly boiling water.
  • Cook uncovered in gently simmering water until the potato dumplings rise to the top. About 15-20 minutes. Remove potato dumplings with a slotted spoon. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg