Filled Potato Dumplings …

5 from 8 votes
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people
Calories 57 kcal


  • 600 g "Thuringian style" dumpling dough from the freshness shelf

For the filling:

  • 250 g Thuringian Mett
  • 100 g Liver sausage fresh
  • 1 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 1 small Diced onion
  • 1 bunch Chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp Dried marjoram
  • 2 pinches Black pepper from the mill
  • 2 splash Maggi

For the ham sauce:

  • 100 g Diced boiled ham
  • 1 small Diced onion
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 150 ml Broth
  • 150 ml Milk
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

Aside from that:

  • 2 L Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Sauerkraut


  • Mix all the ingredients for the filling into a minced dough and then shape into four equal-sized dumplings.
  • Shape the dumpling dough into four large dumplings. Put on a large saucepan with plenty of water and bring to the boil with the salt.
  • Spread out a portion of the dumpling dough in the palm of one hand, place a portion of the minced dough in the middle and press the dumpling dough all around. That sounds more complicated than it is and is very easy. It is only important that the edge of the dough is about the same thickness around the meat.
  • Do the same with the other dumplings and slide all four into the boiling salted water. But please, don't "cook" anymore ... the dumplings should only "cook" ... for about 30 to 40 minutes. The long cooking time results from the fact that the meat must also be cooked in the middle!
  • Prepare the fine bacon sauce while it is cooking. To do this, gently fry the diced ham and onion in the oil. When the onions are translucent, sweat the flour while stirring and then deglaze with the stock and milk. Simmer gently for 7 minutes and season with pepper, salt and lemon juice.
  • Lift the filled dumplings onto a plate with a slotted spoon, pour the fine ham sauce over them and serve with sauerkraut according to Saarland tradition. Our favorite sauerkraut ...
  • Note: In Saarland this specialty is simply called "Gefillde", which probably means "stuffed" ... and they taste great!


Serving: 100gCalories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 1.9gProtein: 2.3gFat: 4.5g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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