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Slaskie kluski aka Silesian Dumplings April 23, 2014

Filed under: Recipes — Krystyna @ 11:22 am

Potatoes are  a (not only)  Polish staple food.  High in vitamin B6, potassium, copper and vitamin C, they are a brain and heart nourishing food.  One of my favorite ways  to  take in this delicious nightshade (which also grows quite easily in  the ground or in a container) is to make Slaskie kluski,  also known as kluski nylonowe, or nylon noodles.  This is because their texture is unlike any other dumpling – they’re chewy and gummy.  They are great  served  with a sweet side (like plum jam) or savory ( meat or mushroom).   The recipe is quite simple,  and  can be brought up a notch for festive occassion like Easter – which I did by adding freshly chopped dill and chives  for a great color effect.  Served with a mushroom onion garlic sauce,  they were  a favorite at the Easter dinner.

 

Recipe:

2 pounds (or about a kilo) of freshly bolied potates

2 eggs, beaten

1 tablespoon salt

1 1/2 cup potato flour or starch ( give or take)

2 tablespoons cream

optional:

1/2 cup  chopped chives and/or dill

Peel the boiled potatoes once they cool off a bit.   Mash with cream in a very large bowl or on a pastry board.   Add in the eggs and salt and mix.  Keep mixing the mashed potates and  flour  until the mixture is a rubbery consistency.  If you want the green effect,  add the chives and/or dill at the end.

Kluski

Boil a  pot of water with a little bit of oil or butter (so the dumplings don’t stick).  Pull 1.5- 2 inch (golfball sized pieces) of dough, roll and thumbprint the middle of each dumpling. After making  10-12 noodles,  put them in the pot of  water.  After these rise  put in the next batch.   Each set of  dumplings should boil for  about 5 minutes after rising to the top.   They can be served with bacon bits, with sweet jams (if  made plain), or with our house favorite  sos pieczarkowo-cebulowy (mushroom onion sauce).

Kluski cooked

Mushroom onion sauce:

1 pound mushrooms

3 medium yellow onions

2 cloves or garlic

1/2 teaspoon majoram

1/4 teaspoon oregano

pinch of rosemary

1/2 teaspoon salt

pinch of pepper

boiling water

1 teaspoon potato or buckwheat flour

Chop  mushrooms,  saute on a skillet until  slightly  browned, add finely chopped onions  and  garlic.   Add spices,  pour  water over well sauted veggies,  then add flour  to  thicken,  add salt to  adjust.  Top  the kluski while  hot.  Smacznego!

 

 

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