How to make dumplings?
Dumplings are a dish of Slavic cuisine, which is a product of dough with filling. Dough for dumplings can be prepared in several ways, but it is best to do it according to the classic recipe, and you can choose the filling to your own taste. As a result, the same dish will be different every time.
Classic Dough for Dumplings
Before making the dumplings, it is necessary to prepare the dough. This will require:
- 500 g flour;
- 1 egg, a pinch of salt;
- 250 ml of cold water;
- 10 ml of vegetable oil.
Mix flour with egg and salt, gradually pour in water and knead the dough. It should not stick to hands; knead it until it becomes supple and soft. After that, let it lie for 30 minutes, and you can make dumplings. They should be boiled in salted water for 3-5 minutes after boiling.
Dumplings can be made for future use, put in the freezer and cook as needed. If you constantly get them overcooked, it will be useful for you to read our article - How to cook dumplings.
Cooking dumplings with filling
It is thanks to the filling that the dumplings will be swept from the plates by the household. There are quite a few fillings, so you can often indulge your relatives with this simple dish.
Dumplings with sauerkraut
Properly make dumplings according to the above recipe is not difficult, and to make them tasty, you should make the stuffing from cabbage. This will require:
- 1 kg of sauerkraut;
- 100 g fat;
- 2 onions;
- salt and pepper to taste.
Finely chop the onion and fry it in fat until transparent. Add the cabbage, after squeezing it and finely chopping. Extinguish it until it turns brown. Salt and add pepper. Then put the stuffing on each circle of dough and seal the edges well, otherwise the dumplings will melt. Serve with butter or sour cream.
The traditional filling is considered to be potato, with it the dishes always turn out tasty. For its preparation will require the following products:
- 5 medium potatoes;
- 10 g butter;
- 20 g of vegetable oil;
- greens, black pepper and salt - to taste.
Peel the potatoes, cut into cubes and boil in salted water.Drain, add butter and ceiling potatoes. Finely chop the onion and fry in vegetable oil. Mix it with potatoes, let cool, add chopped greens, pepper and salt. Make dumplings and boil them. Serve with butter, vegetable oil or sour cream.
Dumplings with cottage cheese
To make delicious dumplings, you can use cottage cheese as a filling. The dish will turn out not only very tasty, but also hearty and useful. To make the filling you need:
- 350 g dry curd;
- 2 yolks;
- salt - to taste.
Mix all ingredients to make a homogeneous mass. Put a teaspoon of filling in each circle and seal the edges well together. Boil the dumplings, serve with sour cream.
You can also mix two fillings, then you get a completely new dish. The best way is to combine cottage cheese and potato fillings. Serve these dumplings with sour cream, garnished with chopped greens. You can also put pickled tomatoes on the table, with them the dish will be even tastier.
You can also cook such dumplings as a couple. It is enough to put them in a mantyshnitsa, and in half an hour they will be ready.The great advantage of this dish is that no dumpling will not boil soft.