Spinach Mountain Cheese Dumplings with Thyme Ham Chips on Wild Herb Salad

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 5 people
Calories 213 kcal


  • 400 g Frozen spinach
  • 300 g White bread from the previous day
  • 150 ml Milk
  • 80 g Hard cheese
  • 1 Pc. Onion
  • 1 Pc. Clove of garlic
  • 200 g Butter
  • 2 Pc. Eggs (L)
  • 150 g Serrano ham
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Mixture of wild herb salad
  • Fresh thyme
  • Walnuts
  • Raspberries
  • Dressing


  • Cut the Serrano ham into slices, place on baking paper and sprinkle with fresh thyme. Then let it dry in the oven at around 80 degrees for around 40 minutes. The ham chips are ready.
  • Prepare the spinach according to the instructions on the packet. Cut the bread into small cubes (remove the rind) and pour lukewarm milk over them - let the mixture steep for about 10 minutes. Dice onions and garlic and sauté with 1 tbsp butter until translucent. Then stir together the spinach, garlic, onions & eggs. Finally, the soaked bread and the spinach-egg mixture are mixed together. Add the spices (salt, pepper, nutmeg) and about 50g of the grated hard cheese. Shape approx. 8 - 12 dumplings with moistened hands. Soak the dumplings in plenty of water for 12-15 minutes rather than boil them. Finally, garnish the dumplings with melted butter, remaining cheese and ham chips and arrange on a bed of lettuce. As a contrast, fresh raspberries & walnuts go wonderfully in the salad.


Serving: 100gCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 1.4gProtein: 7.4gFat: 19.9g
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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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