Different ways to make delicious potato dumplings
Vareniki is a favorite dish of the Slavs, which is prepared with various fillings. An affordable and popular filling is potatoes, which can be combined with various ingredients. To make dumplings beautiful and tasty, you need to know some tricks and cooking rules.
Recipe for dumplings with potatoes and onions
This is the most popular and traditional option. Both children and adults love him. Another important point that I would like to dwell on is the value of the calorie content of dumplings with potatoes. Of course, it all depends on the use of additional ingredients, but on average this parameter is 221 kcal per 100 g.
Prepare the following ingredients: a couple of eggs, 1.5 -2 tbsp. water, 900 g flour, salt, pepper, 1 kg potatoes, a couple of onions and butter.
Cook according to these steps:
- First, wash, peel and cut the root vegetables. Put them in water, add salt and cook until tender. At this time, sift flour, put a pinch of salt and eggs. Mix everything well, and then pour in water in portions, which should be very cold. Stir well for a smooth, tough dough that comes off your hands easily. Wrap it with cling film and leave in the refrigerator for 2 hours;
- Peel the onions and finely chop, then fry it in hot oil. The water must be drained and mashed potatoes, to which you should put a little pepper and mix with onions, but only with half. Mix everything well and cool;
- now you need to roll out the layer, cut circles with a glass and put a little filling in the center, securing the edges with a pigtail. If it is more convenient to make a tourniquet from the dough first, and then divide it into pieces and roll out the cakes, then do this. It remains only to cook the dumplings in portions, to do this, dip them into boiling water and mark 3 minutes after floating up. and take out. Serve sprinkled with the leftover onion.
Raw Potato Dumplings
This option is easier because the filling is used raw, which significantly reduces cooking time. As for the test, then use nThe traditional recipe is described in the first recipe.
Prepare the following ingredients: 5 potatoes, 3 tbsp. tablespoons of butter and vegetable oil, onions, salt and black pepper.
Cooking flow chart:
- washed and peeled root vegetables chop on a fine grater, add salt, stir and leave for a couple of minutes. After the lapse of time, it is necessary to squeeze the mass with your hands to remove excess starch. Then put melted butter in the filling and mix everything well so that you can form a ball. Chop the peeled onion finely and then fry in hot oil until golden brown;
- remove the prepared dough, roll out and cut out the cakes. Lay out the filling, pinch the edges, forming a pigtail. Boil the dumplings in boiling water until they rise to the surface. Put them in a bowl, where you should send the prepared onion along with oil.
Recipe for dumplings with potatoes and mushrooms
choux pastry that does not need eggs. In this case, it will turn out to be thin and literally melting in your mouth. Potatoes with mushrooms are a great combination that is used in different dishes.
To prepare a dish with mushrooms, take: 315 g flour, 225 g water, 35 g each vegetable and butter, 4 potatoes, 6 large mushrooms, onion, salt and pepper.
- First, sift the flour to oxygenate it. Add salt and vegetable oil to it. Mix and then pour in boiling water. Knead first with a spoon and then with your hands. As a result, you need to get a soft dough, which should be covered with cling film and left for half an hour;
- Prepared potatoes are cut into pieces and boiled in water with salt until soft. After that, you should make mashed potatoes. Peel and cut the mushrooms into small pieces. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the mushrooms over high heat. At this time, peel and chop the onion, which should be added to the mushrooms and fry until golden brown. Finally, add salt and pepper, and then mix with mashed potatoes;
- Roll out a layer no more than 1.5 mm thick, cut out the tortillas, put the filling and mold the dumplings. Send them boiling water and soak for 2-3 minutes. This will be enough for the dish to be ready. Serve with sour cream.
Recipe for making lazy potato dumplings
If you don't have time to make traditional dumplings, you can use this recipe , in which the cooking process is greatly simplified. The dish turns out to be delicious and very tender.
For lazy dumplings, take: 650 g of potatoes, a couple of eggs, 240 g of flour (this does not include the powder on the table or board) , common and red onion, 2.5 tbsp. tablespoons of vegetable and 1 tbsp. a spoonful of buttero oils, salt and pepper.
Technological chart for cooking dumplings with potatoes:
- Thoroughly wash the root vegetables, and then boil them in their uniforms in salted water. After that, peel and mash in a puree. Add the pre-beaten egg, salt and sifted flour to it. Mix well, then put the mass on the table and knead the dough, while the process should last at least 5 minutes;
- form a sausage with a diameter of 3 cm, and then cut into pieces and make cakes thick in 1 cm. Dip them in boiling water and, after floating, cook over low heat for 5 minutes;
- cut the peeled onions into small cubes and fry them until golden brown in hot oil. Put ready-made tortillas there and mix well.
Dumplings with potatoes and cheese
We suggest considering another option in which we will cook the dough on based on kefir. Cheese goes well with potatoes, which allows you to get a creamy filling. It is worth noting that the calorie content of such a dish is slightly higher than the traditional option.
Prepare the following products: 315 g flour, 200 ml of kefir, a couple of eggs, 10 g of salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 580 g potatoes, a couple of onions, 75 g cheese, 55 g butter and 2.5 tbsp. spoons of milk
- Whisk the yolks well with salt and pepper, and then add the mixture to the pre-sifted flour. Stir and pour in kefir. Stir until the mixture sticks to your hands. Form a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes;
- peeled tubers, cut into pieces and boil in salted water until soft. After that, drain the water, put in the butter and crush until puree. Chop the peeled onion and fry it in hot oil until golden brown. Add it to the puree, and also add salt and pepper there. When the mass has cooled down a little, then put the proteins and grated cheese;
- it's time to roll out the layer, the thickness of which should not be more than 0.5 cm. Make tortillas, put the filling and form the dumplings. Dip them in boiling water and cook for 7 minutes.
Recipe for dumplings with potatoes and lard
This is a more satisfying dish, and especially men love him. Lard adds originality to the taste. Prepare the dough according to any of the above recipes.
Prepare the following set of ingredients: 1 kg potatoes, 350 g lettuce, salt, pepper and herbs.
- Peel and chop strawberries in a meat grinder or grate. Put in a colander so that the excess liquid is glass, and you can also squeeze out the starch with your hands. Lard should also be chopped in a meat grinder or with a blender. Mix the two masses, add chopped herbs, salt and pepper;
- mold the dumplings andcook them in boiling water for 7 minutes. after boiling.
All the considered recipes for dumplings are simple and, if you follow the step-by-step instructions presented, you will be able to quickly prepare a delicious dish that is loved by both adults and children. Bon appetit!