Kopytka – Polish Potato Dumplings

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


Tender little potato dumplings


1 pound potatoes

1/ 2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

2 cups flour


With the skins on, boil potatoes until tender, cool and then peel

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil

Mash the potatoes thoroughly or process with a potato ricer

Stir in the egg and salt

Add enough flour to create a smooth dough, stirring just enough to incorporate the flour, overworking will make for tough dumpings

Take a small amount of the dough and roll on a floured surface to form a rope about 3/4 inch in diamter

Slice the rope on the diagional about 1/2 inch apart

Boil in salted water about 4 minutes without over crowding the pan, you’ll do multiple batches

Remove from the water with a slotted spoon

Serve topped with buttered bread crumbs, pan drippings, gravy or sugar


You can place kopytka on a cookie sheet before cooking and freeze, then place the frozen kopytka in a plastic bag to cook later, the dumpling equilavent of a brown and serve roll.