Karl Ratzsch’s Potato Dumplings

Found this at http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/eatingout/eating_k/karlrap.htm and added it to my collection.

Karl Ratzsch’s Potato Dumplings
3 lbs. potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
1 C. hot milk
¼ C. bacon grease
3/4 C. diced, cooked bacon
¼ C. diced, cooked onion
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
3 tbsp. chicken base
½ t. white pepper
4 large eggs
1½ C. cracker meal
1 3/4 C. flour
3 C. fried bread croutons

Bring large pot of water to boil on stove.

Combine potatoes with milk, bacon grease, bacon, onion, nutmeg, chicken base, pepper, eggs, cracker meal and flour until mixture is smooth. Fold in croutons to make a dough.

Break off a piece of dumpling dough and test in boiling water to make sure it holds together. Form mixture into dumplings about the size of a medium potato and cook in boiling water 10 to 15 min., or until done.
Makes 15 dumplings.

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