Thuringian dumplings, as I like them

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Thuringian dumplings with roulades

Recipe for Thuringian dumplings

Thuringian dumplings, that's what I grew up with, even though I'm not from Thuringia. My mother cooked her for Sunday roast almost every Sunday. I still love her today, but I rarely get to cook her. When I read Claudia Braunstein's blog call today for the best recipe for Thuringian dumplings, it was clear to me. I'll join in. It's also time to introduce a new recipe for regional specialties here.

What are Thuringian dumplings

Thuringian dumplings differ from other potato dumplings in that they consist partly of raw and partly cooked potatoes. My mother always made them mostly from raw potatoes. Boiled potatoes were pressed. Then she gave her over the grated potatoes. The raw potato mass had to be squeezed out before. She added the potato mass to a kitchen towel and expressed the strength.

It is said that Thuringian dumplings should consist of raw 2 / 3 and boiled potatoes of 1 / 3. My mother used this composition:


2 kg of raw potatoes
1 kg of boiled potatoes
1 tbsp salt
liquid potato starch (from the expressed potatoes)



Sometimes she also used less cooked potatoes (about 250 g). To do this she added 2 with hot milk over-brewed rolls.

These ingredients are kneaded. The dough should not be too firm, but rather softer.

On special days, she also toasted bread cubes and put them in the middle of the dumplings.

From the dough she made round dumplings and put them in boiling salt water. After thirty minutes, the dumplings rise. As soon as they swim on the water surface, they are done.


What tastes like Thuringian dumplings?

We prefer to eat beef roulades with Thuringian dumplings. Especially the roulade sauce tastes delicious.

For this we use this recipe.

Ingredients for roulades with sauce:

1 beef roulade per person
Sweet mustard
rasher of bacon
1 onion

Wash beef roulades and pat dry. Salt meat and pepper on both sides. Then sprinkle with sweet mustard on one side. Then cut gherkins and bacon into thin strips. Then you take the roulades with gherkins and bacon. Roll up and bind the roulades with the ingredients. Then fry the roulades in the pan on all sides. If they are brown on all sides, add a one-eighth onion. Once this is seared, pour it with water and let it stew at 160 ° for about 1,5 hours.

Then take the meat out of the pan. I fish out the parched onion and refine the sauce with cream and a dash of red wine.

Done is the perfect sauce for the Thuringian dumplings. And of course the delicious beef roulades!


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With this recipe, we participate in the blog event Thuringer dumplings Supple delicacies. Do you already know the roundup about traditional German food?

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline and Claudia Braunstein of supple delicacies

Thuringian dumplings, as I like them

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.