North Croatian Farmers' Cheese Dumplings

This delicious recipe is old, but it shouldn't be forgotten

This is very old recipe, mostly forgotten. Today, everyone makes potato dumplings or gnocchi, but believe me, these are much better. Also, you can eat them as a side dish to meat and sauces. You can even have them as a full lunch, or even as a dessert — you just have to put sugar and cinnamon over them. You can add whatever you want, like poppy seeds, raisins, chocolate, or vanilla sauce for the perfect dessert. It is also very simple with just few ingredients. Note: for vegetarians, use oil instead of lard.

-nitko

This recipe is courtesy of nitko via Food.com.

Ready in
15 m
8
Servings
264
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 500 Grams fresh farmers' cheese
  • 60 Grams lard (must be pork, but oil can do)
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 Grams semolina
  • 5 Grams salt

Directions

Mix well whole eggs and lard. Drain the cheese and add into eggs. Add whole semolina, mix well, and leave at least 2 hours in refrigerator. The longer they stay in the refrigerator, the better the dumplings are.

Heat large pot with water until it boils. Keep boiling.

Soak your hands in cold water and make balls golf-ball size. Put them one after another into boiling water and cook until they start to float on the surface and for 3-5 more minutes afterward. It really depends how hard the dumplings are (that means you have to stick to the recipe.)

To serve as a side dish to meat and sauce, fry some breadcrumbs in butter and put the dumplings into the pan, and fry with breadcrumbs just to stick them to the dumplings. Serve warm.

Oat Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Oat Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
19%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
78mg
26%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
25g
8%
Vitamin A
49µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.9%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.3%
Calcium
66mg
7%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
38µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
38µg
9%
Iron
0.7mg
3.9%
Magnesium
22mg
5%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
174mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
145mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.8%
Sodium
273mg
11%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.4%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.3%