Ever since Agnes took us to that Polish restaurant, I've been craving potato dumplings. Since potatoes were on sale for super cheap, I decided to attempt to make some. I found some recipes to use as guidelines that I would not follow precisely. It seemed easy enough...
It starts with mashed potatoes.
Already, I had issues. I don't own a potato masher, nor do I have a potato ricer. I had chopsticks and an unsturdy fork. So of course, there were lumps. I probably could've mashed longer, but I was hungry and impatient.
After boiling it, it came out like this:
I packaged it with some browned onions and garlic.
It tasted like boiled mashed potato clumps.
I suppose if I had made them nicer before boiling them, they would've came out nicer. But again, I was hungry, and I'm not really a fan of touching stuff with that kind of sticky, doughy consistency.
Tried something a little different later with the leftover mashed potatoes. I thought I might fry them up. Kind of like gnocchi, I guess.
For the first batch, I actually forgot to boil them first. They came out tasting like... fried mashed potato clumps.
I even started rolling it into a snake.
The fried ones that were boiled first had much more of a dumpling skin like consistency. It reminded me of empty fried Chinese dumplings. And since I didn't have any more patience to make a sauce for it, I ate the potato "dumplings" the only way I knew how to eat dumplings...
with soy sauce. ;)
I'll try again someday when I have more time...
Breakfast of champions: egg sandwich with spinach, banana bread, grapes, and a glass of orange juice.
spinach, pear slices, red grapefruit.