Polish Potato Dumplings (Kopytka) Recipe

Polish Potato Dumplings (Kopytka) are made with mashed potatoes, flour and egg. These dumplings are perfect served with garlic, onion, mushrooms and bacon!

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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Polish
Keyword Polish dumplings, potato dumplings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 235 kcal
Author Anna


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  1. Place mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl. They should be cold, so this is a great way to use up leftover potatoes.
  2. Add egg and flour and mix until the dough comes together. Place dough onto a floured surface and divide into two parts. Roll one part of the dough into a long log and slice into 1.5 to 2" dumplings.
  3. In a large saucepan or pot, boil water and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Add 5 to 8 dumplings at a time to the boiling water and cook until they start to float at the top. Remove and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining dumplings.
  4. You can serve the dumplings right away as a side dish or follow the suggestion below.
  5. In a skillet, heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Add cooked dumplings and cook until golden brown. Remove onto a plate. Add 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 small yellow onion (chopped), 4 slices of bacon (chopped) and 4 white mushrooms (washed, sliced). Saute until fragrant and the bacon is crispy. Toss with dumplings and serve.

Recipe Notes

To make 2 cups of mashed potatoes, you will need a little less than a pound of potatoes. After cooking, drain from water, mash with a splash or milk and cool completely before using to make dumplings.

You may need more flour to dust the surface for cutting dumplings.

The nutritional value does not include the garlic, onion, mushrooms and bacon.

Nutrition Facts
Polish Potato Dumplings (Kopytka) Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 378mg11%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.