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Kluski Śląskie Silesian Dumplings

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 15 dumplings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Polish


A potato dumpling with an indentation to hold yummy toppings


  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • potato starch (1/4 volume of potatoes, see instructions)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water, until tender
  2. Drain thoroughly and mash or rice
  3. Press the mashed potatoes into a bowl and smooth the top
  4. Draw two lines on the top of the potatoes, dividing the mass into fourths
  5. Scoop out 1/4 of the potatoes and fill this space with potato starch, return the potatoes you just scooped out
  6. Add egg and salt, stir until well combined
  7. Roll a small amount of the mixture, about the size of a golf ball, in your hands until smooth
  8. Make an indentation with your thumb and continue smoothing the dumpling
  9. Preparing a large pot of barely simmering salted water
  10. Without overcrowding the pot, place dumplings in water with a slotted spoon
  11. They will rise to the top after a few minutes, if a stubborn one or two stay on the bottom, give them a gentle nudge, they may be stuck
  12. Cook for 5 more minutes, remove with a slotted spoon
  13. Top with with whatever wonderful creation you’re using