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Speckknoedel (Austrian Bacon Dumplings)

 

164

Yield

3

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

1

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

6 slices bread
stale
5 slices bacon
cup light cream (half&half)
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon thyme
dried
*
¼ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
*
1 each egg yolks
*
1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
½ cup onions
sliced
½ pound sauerkraut
drained

Directions

Trim the bread slices and cut them into ½ inch cubes.

Cut the bacon slices into ⅓ inch squares. Sauté them over moderate heat in a large skillet for about 5 minutes.

Stir frequently.

Transfer them to paper towels with a slotted spoon, and pat dry.

Pour water to a depth of 3 inches into a wide bottomed pot.

Brown the bread cubes in the hot bacon fat for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer them to a large bowl.

Add the cream to the bowl. Gently toss the bread until it absorbs all the cream.

Add to this mixture the bacon, flour, baking powder, caraway seeds, thyme, pepper, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt.

Beat the egg yolk and add it to the bowl.

Gently blend all the ingredients.

Shape the mixture into 1¼ inch spheres with your hands. (If your mixture is too dry, moisten it with a little more cream.

Place the dumplings on a plate as you make them, arranging them in one layer so they do not touch each other.

Melt the butter to moderate heat in a clean large skillet. Add the onions and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add the sauerkraut and the remaining salt and blend the mixture.

Cover, and cook for 12 minutes.

Cook the dumplings in the simmering water for about 10 onion-sauerkraut pan.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 211g (7.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 38838% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 1161mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 15% Iron 24%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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