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Halusky – Potato Dumplings with Sauerkraut

This is a very traditional Slovak meal.

Ingrediences

  • 1 1/2 kg potatoes
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 lard or butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 cups sauerkraut, chopped
  • 100g smoked bacon, cut into small cubes
  • a pinch of ground black pepper
  • 5 liters of water
  • potato dumplings maker (haluskovac/haluskar) or a spaetzle maker

Directions

  1. Heat the lard in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir in sauerkraut and steam until it gets sort of pink color. Stir occasionally.
  3. Peel, clean and finely grate the potatoes.

    Dough - Potato Dumplings with Sauerkraut Slovak recipes paunlinka.info dough
    Dough – Potato Dumplings with Sauerkraut Slovak recipes paunlinka.info dough
  4. Sift the flour.
  5. Add potatoes, flour, egg, 1 tsp of salt into a large bowl.
    Dough - Potato Dumplings with Sauerkraut Slovak recipes paunlinka.info dough
    Dough – Potato Dumplings with Sauerkraut Slovak recipes paunlinka.info dough

    Mix properly. Dough should not be watery neither thick. If it’s too watery, add flour. If it’s too thick, add water.

    Haluskovac - Halusky maker - Haluskovac - Haluskar - Spaetzle maker
    Haluskovac – Halusky maker – Haluskovac – Haluskar – Spaetzle maker
  6. Bring 4-5 liters of water to boil in a large pot. Add 1 tsp of salt.
  7. Use a special tool called potato dumplings maker (haluskovac/haluskar) or a spaetzle maker to form a small potato dumplings above the large pot. Using this tool, formed potato dumplings will fall into the boiling water. Without this tool, quickly use a knife or a teaspoon to form the dumplings above the pot.
    Haluskovac - Halusky maker - Haluskovac - Haluskar - Spaetzle maker
    Haluskovac – Halusky maker – Haluskovac – Haluskar – Spaetzle maker

    Haluskovac - Halusky maker - Haluskovac - Haluskar - Spaetzle maker
    Haluskovac – Halusky maker – Haluskovac – Haluskar – Spaetzle maker
  8. Cook slowly for 5-6 minutes. Stir gently occasionally to avoid sticking of the dumplings to the bottom of the pot.
    Haluskovac - Halusky maker - Haluskovac - Haluskar - Spaetzle maker
    Haluskovac – Halusky maker – Haluskovac – Haluskar – Spaetzle maker
  9. Strain the dumplings.
  10. Pour a hot water over the dumplings and strain again.
  11. Mix dumplings, sauerkraut and black pepper.
  12. Fry the bacon in a pan.
  13. Serve hot. Pour the fried bacon over the dumplings on each plate according to taste.

One thought on “Halusky – Potato Dumplings with Sauerkraut”

  1. My mother made the best. Have not had them in years, but have got to make them again. Sure brings back memories.

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