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Potato Dumplings – Czech Style

This is something I grow up with and is so good, it is from my dad’s family and very traditional.

potato dumplings

I usually make 4 X’s the main ratio which makes about 20 – 24 dumplings.  What I don’t plan on cooking right away, I will wrap up tight in cling wrap and freeze in an air tight container for up to 6 months in the freezer for an easy side.

The ratio goes like this:

1 cup leftover cooled mashed potatoes (see this post) 1 cup flour 1 egg 1 tsp. kosher salt

Put mashed potatoes

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Czech Inspired Pork Loin Roast w/ Roasted Carrots:

Roast pork is the national dish of the Czech Republic (and loved all over central Europe) and in honor of their beloved leader Vaclav Havel who died over the weekend I made a Czech inspired pork roast last night.  It is not the most traditional roast (which has caraway seeds as its main spice and served with sauerkraut and dumplings) this one is based on other variations I have seen with a wee bit of a twist.  Being a Czech boy, I really love this roast!  I miss my dad’s potato dumplings though (another topic for another day) [edit – potato

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