Bread dumplings with mushroom ragout

    40 min

    Some people think that dumplings with mushrooms are only a side dish but I think it's a full vegetarian meal.


    Pennsylvania, United States
    5 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • Dumplings
    • 10 stale bread rolls
    • 350ml lukewarm milk
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • breadcrumbs as needed
    • Ragout
    • 750g mixed mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 200ml double cream
    • cognac or any other good brandy
    • salt
    • freshly ground white pepper

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cut the rolls into very thin slices. Stir and let stand for 15 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the oil and sauté the onion until translucent. Add the parsley and cook for another 3 minutes.
    3. Lightly beat the eggs. Add them to the bread, together with the onion, parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.
    4. Bring salted water to the boil in a large, wide pot. Reduce the heat and drop a small test dumpling into the simmering water – if it falls apart, add tablespoons of breadcrumbs, one at a time, until the consistency is right.
    5. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and shape the dumplings with your moistened hands. Bring the water back to the boil, reduce the heat and lower the dumplings into the simmering water. Cook for 20 minutes, partially uncovered.
    6. For the ragout, cut the mushrooms into thick slices. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the mushrooms for 15 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft. Stir occasionally. Reduce the heat, pour in the cream and add the cognac. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Serve the dumplings topped with the mushrooms.

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