Potato Dumplings

Potato dumplings are about as American as you can get. This recipe is an old Tennessee mountains recipe that should just never be changed.

6 medium potatoes, diced
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons butter
3 cups milk


1/2 cup flour
5 tablespoons shortening

1. Cut shortening into flour until crumbly. Add enough milk until dough sticks together (a small amount at a time). Roll out dough and cut into narrow strips, and cut into 1/2-inch squares.

2. In a 4-quart saucepan add water, on medium heat. Add potatoes, salt and pepper. Add butter and milk, raise temperature and being to a boil. Quickly drop dumplings into the center on the potato mixture, cover and simmer for 10 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

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