Kopytka is a kind of Polish unfilled dumpling, generally served with home made sauerkraut, bbq ribs, and sauce. The name translates literally as ‘little hoofs’, and they are loved by children when served with sugar and sour cream.

Polish Kopytka Recipe - Ingredients

  • 6 medium sized Potatoes
  • 1 Egg
  • Plain Flour

Polish Kopytka Recipe - Method

  1. Peel then boil the potatoes in salted water until soft, then mash.
  2. Wait for the potatoes to cool slightly (not cold, but definately not hot).
  3. Add the egg and a little flour to the potatoes, and knead by hand.
  4. To form the correct consistency, add more flour while kneading until dough does not stick to fingers.
  5. Form a ball a little smaller then the palm of your hand with the dough, and roll on a floured surface to form a long, fat cigar shape.
  6. Squash the ‘cigar’ delicately with you hand to flatten slightly, reflour, and cut into sections approx 1cm by 5cm.
  7. Drop into boiling water. When the Kopytka float, they are ready.

And to serve…

Try one of our examples from the top of the page, or experiment with your own ideas. Enjoy!

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