Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Austrian Style Knӧdel {Dumplings}

Raise your hand if you're like me and you eat carbs... and love them!? 
Great! Now, who thinks a boiled ball of bread sounds delish? 
Well, let me tell you, the first time I went to Austria and my MIL made this dish for me, I was like, really?? Who eats a cooked ball of bread crumbs? 
Don't turn your nose up just yet because the Austrians and Germans are on to something with these warm balls of deliciousness. Think dumplings with a hint of herbs, only boiled.
            Knӧdel is commonly prepared as a side dish, however, there are many varieties and variations.
The recipe I'm going to show you is straight from my MIL's kitchen and is the basic dumpling recipe. 
Enjoy them with meats, gravy, veggies or even as a dessert. There are so many ways to add on to this recipe, I know you'll be like me and find yourself making Knӧdel often. 
Oh, and kids looooove them! 
  • 1 12oz bag of Stuffing Bread Crumbs, plain (about 11 cups) ** 
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley 
  • 1/2 tsp fennel
  • pinch of salt 
  • Fill a large pot half way full of water and bring to a boil.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine milk, eggs, parsley, fennel and salt. 
  • Pour mixture over bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl. 
  • Combine mixture and bread crumbs until all bread crumbs are moist and there is no liquid left at the bottom of the bowl
  • Using your hands, roll breadcrumb mixture into 3in balls
  • Place balls into boiling water, cooking for 15 minutes on medium heat (turn burner down once brought to a boil)
  • Remove after 15 minutes and let sit for 5 minutes. 
  • Enjoy! 
** You can use old bread rolls for this recipe. For Gluten Free dumplings, use GF bread. 


  1. These look scrumptious! Pinning to make!

  2. Hi Ashleigh, We are a family of carb eaters with real butter! Funny, I just made regular southern dumplings last night! Thank you for sharing, now I know what to make for dinner tonight! :) It's fun co-hosting with you at #OMHGWW! Looking forward to seeing you next week! Enjoy the rest of yoru week! ~ Christine

  3. Those look absolutely to die for!! So yummy I might have to try.

  4. Look soo yummy, Ashleigh!! Pinning!! :)

  5. These look deliciou. I always appreciate pictures along with recipes.

  6. oooh my...looks soooo yummy ..and easy to make as well..TFS..

  7. Looks easy and delicious. My kind of recipe!!!

  8. My daughter ate something like this is Austria and raved about it!

  9. Yum! These look amazing! Can't wait to try them!

  10. these look so yummy...going to have to try these.

  11. My favorite! I like the ones with bacon in to sweet and sour red cabbage and a good German style pot roast. I sure miss living there. Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

  12. These dumplings look so good! Thank you for sharing in the Thursday Favorite Things link party Ashleigh :)


  13. I have to make my husband's (German) grandmother's spaetzle recipe from time to time but I'd like to try this one sometime. This looks great! pinned!

  14. These look great! Can't wait to try some!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

  15. Starchy foods are a central feature of German cooking, but I've never tried these.
    Thanks for sharing at

  16. Hi Ashleigh, I have never made dumplings separately like this, mine have always been on top of a stew or soup. I like the idea of making them by themselves.

    Glad to have you CO-Hosting with us on OMHGWW this week!!!
    Have a great day!!

  17. Ashleigh these look sooooo good! As a matter of fact I want them like right now! HA! We are big time carb eaters in my house as well! My husband is a HUGE meat and potatoes kind of guy and I know he'll love these!

    Thanks for sharing this YUMMY recipe with all of us at the #BigTopBlogParty! Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus

  18. I am not so sure how I feel about boiled bread, although you made it look goodl.

  19. Oooh! I do love a dumpling LOL

    Have a stewtastic week :-)

  20. Looks so good! Pinning it as well!

  21. Looks divine. I can't wait to try these myself.

  22. I love dumplings of all kinds, these sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

  23. These sound fantastic. I love dumplings!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  24. Looking so tasty...Pinning on Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party Board!

  25. Cooked balls of breadcrumbs! Ahh! That's how dumplings are made! Thanks for sharing! :) #thisishowweroll

  26. These dumplings looks great. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMatterParty. We would love you to have you again next week.

  27. These look great! I'll be trying them!

  28. Yum, this actually sounds delicious to me! I love stuffing, dumplings and anything else full of carbs, haha! I like trying new dishes too, especially from other countries, so I look forward to trying this soon!

  29. I've never heard this, but it looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

  30. wow..never heard of this..but do seem interesting..will wana try this for sure.