Cottage Cheese Dumplings

    1 hour 10 min

    These Ukrainian dumplings are also known as halushky. Potato dumplings are stuffed with a cottage cheese filling, then boiled to perfection. They are traditionally served as a side dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 210g grated potatoes, drained and pressed
    • 315g cold mashed potatoes
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon grated onion
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 100g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 425g dry cottage cheese
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 pinch salt

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to the boil.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the grated potatoes, mashed potatoes, egg and onion until well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the potato mixture. The mixture should be thick enough to form into balls.
    3. Process the cottage cheese in a food processor or liquidiser. Stir in the egg and salt. Flatten the balls of dough and place a teaspoon of filling into the centre. Pinch the dough around the filling to seal it in.
    4. Drop the dumplings into rapidly boiling salted water, stir gently once and cook from 5 to 8 minutes. Remove them to a colander and drain. Place in a serving dish, sprinkle generously with browned butter and toss lightly. Serve with soured cream.

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    This sounds good, but not like "halushky" that I'm used to. Halushky is egg noodles sauteed in butter w/ chopped cabbage. what's described here is a vareniki or pierohi (pierogie)  -  28 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My Grandmother used to make this for me and I never could determine the proper ratio of ingredients. Thanks! This brought back many wonderful memories.  -  23 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is interesting! I'm going to try this recipe out for sure! Mainly, I wanted to comment on the review left by Beacon - whatever you are describing there ( was it noodles with cabbage?), is NOT halushky!!!!!!! As a full blooded Ukrainian, born and raised there I can tell you that halushky, as Olga put it best: "... is a Ukrainian name for dumplings made of batter or thick dough mixture. Various ingredients are added for tenderness, texture, flavor, and food value. They are served with a stew, or roast and gravy, or as a side dish". My grandmother used to make soup with halushky (or z halushkamy for those of us that speak Ukrainian Personally, I'm always looking for an authentic Ukrainian recipe with a twist - thank you for this one Olga.  -  02 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)