Knefla grandma's yummy dumpling/potato/sausage dish!.
You can have Knefla grandma's yummy dumpling/potato/sausage dish! using 8 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Knefla grandma's yummy dumpling/potato/sausage dish!
- Prepare 4 cups of all purpose flour.
- Prepare 3/4 cup of crisco shortening.
- You need of About 1 1/2 cups of your choice of broth (warm).
- It’s 2 tbsp of butter.
- Prepare 1 of large onion.
- Prepare 2 packs of beef 'lil smokies, drained.
- It’s of Several large potatoes.
- You need to taste of Salt and pepper.
Knefla grandma's yummy dumpling/potato/sausage dish! instructions
- First we'll start with the dough for your dumplings! Put the 4 cups of flour into a large mixing bowl and salt to taste. Mix well and add the 3/4 cup of crisco. Cut in with a pastry knife until it resembles cornmeal. Add enough warm broth to make a stiff dough (usually about 1 1/2 cups) mix until just combined. Cover and put in the fridge for later..
- Melt the 2 tbsp butter in a pan or skillet big enough to hold your chopped onion and 2 packs of 'lil smokies. On medium-low heat, let the onion get tender and brown your weenies..
- Chop your potatoes into large chunks (Small chunks will make this a weird mashed potato dish) and bring them to a boil in a large pot. The water should more than cover the tops of the potatoes because you'll be adding the dumplings to the same boiling water..
- Once you can stab a fork through the potatoes with little effort, start pinching off pieces of dough with your fingers and adding them to the boiling water. (Be careful not to splash!) The dough cooks quickly so work fast and try to make them all the same size. Taste test a dumpling a minute or so after you've pinched all the dough in. You want them to be slightly fluffy- not doughy at all..
- Strain your potatoes and dumplings and add the weenies and onion to the pot. Mix together and salt and pepper to taste! (It might sound weird that the only seasonings I use are salt and pepper but I suggest trying it this way before spicing it up!).