Thermomix German Potato dumplings Kartoffelklöße rezept

Thermomix German Potato dumplings

Thermomix German Potato dumplings! In German they are called Kartoffelklöße or Kartoffelklosse. But they are also known as Thüringer Klöße. They are German dumplings or, let's say, amazing potato balls !!

Someone also calls them also Kartoffelknödel, it always depends on their region of origin.

I love cooking German and Austrian recipes very much, because they take me back to the times of my childhood, when I was immersed in the Teutonic flavors, aromas and culture. When I eat dishes from the Germanic lands it always seems to me to bring to light something of myself that is now relegated to the past.

Does it happen to you too when you prepare recipes from a time in your life that no longer exists?

To return back to these German Potato dumplings - Kartoffelklosse ... they go perfectly with stew, goulash, sausages, stewed red cabbage ... Even better if you accompany them with a roast and sprinkle the potato balls with the sauce: something to swoon! For vegetarians, excellent pairing with peas or roasted Brussels sprouts.

For cooking I dared with our splendid Varoma. I also wanted to try them Italian-style, with a normal tomato sauce, and even so the Kartoffelklöße Thermomixes were liked :-)

There are different recipes: those who mix cooked and raw potatoes, those who use only cooked potatoes, those who put a delicious filling… there is also a sweet version.

Here I propose what, from my research and consultations with German friends, has turned out to be the basic recipe. But if there is any friend of the page who lives in Germany, I would be very pleased to have their opinion and advice on the variants of these splendid dumplings, similar to the Knödel but so different :-) You can write in the comments below or on Facebook of Thermomix Recipes.


(4 people)
- 1000 g water
- 500 g floury potatoes (weight without skin)
- 1 medium egg
- Salt to taste
- Fresh grated nutmeg
- 60 g plain flour (approximately)
- 60 g potato starch

Let's cook

Pour 500 g water into the mixing bowl.

Put 500 g peeled potatoes into pieces in the simmering basket. Cook 25 Min. Varoma Temp. Speed 1.

Throw away the cooking water, and set the potatoes aside in a container and let them cool down to room temperature first. Then, when they are cold, put them in the refrigerator for a day.

Put the cold potatoes from the refrigerator in the mixing bowl and add a medium egg, salt to taste, a pinch of nutmeg, 60 g plain flour, 60 g potato starch and mix 20 Sec. Speed 4.

Shape the dumplings the size of a spoon. If necessary, help yourself with a little flour.

Clean the mixing bowl.

Pour 500 g water into the mixing bowl, put the dumplings in the varoma dish and cook for 18 Min. Varoma Temp. Speed 1.


To season, you can add butter and a few parsley leaves cut into small pieces.

You can season the German potato dumplings with a good meat sauce.

German potato dumplings go well with meat dishes with gravy, such as rolls or goulash. They also go well with mushrooms.

If you want to use the traditional cooking method, cook the gnocchi in a pot of boiling water and drain when they float.

It is also possible to stuff them before steaming, placing minced meat, or a crouton of bread or vegetables inside.

There is also a sweet version that is prepared by inserting a fresh plum inside.

If you have leftover potato dumplings, you can reheat them in hot water.

After cooking them you can freeze them! Let them cool well and place them on a tray in the freezer. When they are frozen put them in a bag, eliminating the air inside. When you want to use them, leave them at room temperature for 10 minutes and then heat them in a pan with butter. You can keep them for up to 2 months in the freezer.

Translated from the Kartoffelklosse: ricetta Bimby!
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