This recipe is a sneaky way to put on fifty pounds without even trying. The dumplings are so good it is easy to forget how many you can eat. Trust me, you will eat a lot. They are excellent.
2 large russet potatoes
1 cup of diced onion
1 stick of butter
½ cup of flour
1 jumbo egg
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel and grate the potatoes, then lightly salt them.
Whisk the raw egg in a bowl and add it to the grated potatoes. Mix well.
Add half of the flour to the potato/egg mixture and mix well. Continue adding flour and mixing until the mixture is not sticky.
Heat two quarts of water to boiling in a 3 or 4 quart pot.
Form the mixture into dumpling balls 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Put them into the boiling water and cook them for ten minutes or until the dumplings float. Drain the boiled dumplings in a strainer or colander.
Cut the dumplings in half and sauté the pieces in the butter in a large skillet on low to medium heat. Add the chopped onion to the butter and dumplings as part of the sauté process. It is a nice addition.
Serve the fried potato dumplings with onions hot and add pepper and salt to your own taste.