Polish Mashed Potato Dumplings (Kopytka)

authentic Polish Kopytka
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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
For the Dumplings
1 ½ lb Potatoes cooked in their jackets, peeled, and mashed or ground
1 Large eggs beaten
½ tsp Salt or more to taste
2 cups All-purpose flour approximately
For the Polonaise Topping
3 tbsp Butter
3 tbsp Breadcrumbs

Nutritional information

411
Calories
18g
Fat
249mg
Cholesterol
783mg
Sodium
49g
Carbohydrate
14g
Protein
Ingredients
  • For the Dumplings

  • For the Polonaise Topping

Polish Mashed Potato Dumplings (Kopytka)

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I ate these Polish Mashed Potato Dumplings (Kopytka) all the time when I was in Poland. They are like a Polish version of gnocchi – mashed potato combined with flour and egg to make a dough. One tip I picked up there was: don’t use leftover mashed potatoes that were mixed with milk and butter. Simple freshly mashed potatoes cooked in their jackets are the best option for this recipe.

I make a Polonaise topping to accompany these kopytka. Polonaise is a simple sauce made from butter and breadcrumbs. Thanks to the breadcrumbs, it becomes more of a thick topping than a sauce but it is really delicious with these dumplings.

To make my Polish Mashed Potato Dumplings (Kopytka), you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how do you make Polish Mashed Potato Dumplings (Kopytka)?

Steps to make Polish Mashed Potato Dumplings (Kopytka)

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Prepare the dumplings

In a large bowl, mix the mashed potatoes with the egg, salt and as much flour as necessary to form a smooth dough, but don't overwork it because it will toughen.

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Bring a pot of water to a boil

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.

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Roll dough into cylinder shapes

Rub your hands with flour. Roll a piece of dough into a ½ inch cylinder on a floured surface. Cut the dumplings at an angle into 1 ½ inch pieces. Repeat with remainder of dough.

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Cook dumplings

Cook the dumplings in the boiling water for about 5 minutes. You can cook them in batches if the pot becomes too crowded.

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Drain the dumplings

Transfer the dumplings to a colander with a slotted spoon. Leave for a minute to drain.

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Make the Polonaise sauce

Melt the butter in a small frying pan or skillet. Add the breadcrumbs to the pan and fry while stirring for about 3 minutes until golden brown.

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Serve

Spoon the polonaise sauce over the dumplings and serve immediately.

This Polish Mashed Potato Dumplings (Kopytka) dish is super authentic and super tasty! Try making them soon and don’t forget to come back and leave a review!

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