Silesian potato dumplings (Kluski slaskie)

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2-3 lbs potatoes

teaspoon salt

potato starch (read recipe)


 Set a large pot of salted water on to boil. Cook 2 – 3 lbs peeled potatoes in salted water to cover until tender. Drain well and mash thoroughly until smooth and lump-free. Even out top of mashed potatoes in pot, and remove ¼  of them and set aside. Fill the empty space with an equal amount of potato flour level with the neighboring potatoes. Return to set-aside potatoes, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and work ingredients into a uniform dough. Tear off pieces of dough and between palms dusted with potato flour roll snowball-fashion into plum-sized balls. Flatten slightly and with thumb make a depression at the center of each dumpling. When all are made, transfer to boiling water. When they float up, cook another 2-3 min. Drain in colander and place on serving platter indented-side up. The indentation will catch the “goodies” – the skwarki (fried bacon or fatback nuggets) and/or fried onions and their drippings. Also good with stew, goulash and gravies of various kinds !


Comments (8)
  • Anonymous
    Hi Jean,

    this sounds like pyzy kartoflane: icle&id=109&Itemid=204

    Is this the recipe you are looking for?
    I took this picture in the evening, when my light were already on, but they are more greyish looking in daylight.
  • jean
    My grandmother made these all the time but unfortunately, she never wrote a recipe. However, I remember her grating potatoes and squeezing the starch out of them and using the grated potato with the mashed potatoes and adding the starch back in. Would this be because she didn't have the potato starch you reference in your recipe? Her's were always a gray color and i suspect that is because of the raw potato in them. do you have any insight on this long lost recipe? We would love to have them at Thanksgiving.
    thank you!
  • Anonymous
    Hi Chantale.
    Unfortunately regular flour can't be used. It needs to be the starch, not potato flour. Hope that helps.
  • Chantale  - Is potato flour neccessary?
    Hi! I was wondering if potato flour was necessary for this recipe to work properly? I have regular flour, but if it wont work then I'll go out and get some. :)
  • Greg Dorau  - Grandmas recepies
    When I was 5 years old I helped my grandmother make this, but instead of mashing the potatoes, I think she grates them. It's been a long time since I've had this. I am 62 years of age and I will try this out this weekend!
  • Anonymous
    @Marta: Sauce in the picture that is our polish gulasz (: (goulash)Here is the link for the recipe: icle&id=123:pork-stew-gulasz-wieprzowy&catid=52:sauces&Itemid=232
    Email me at if you have any other questions (: Happy Sunday! AP
  • Marta  - Sauce?
    Can you please post or email me with the sauce recipe for this? Thank you!!
  • Anonymous
    This is out of this world!
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