Polish Potato Dumplings – Kopytka – Recipe #68


  • 1 kg of potatoes around 6 potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbs of corn starch
  • salt


  1. Peel and boil the potatoes in salted water until they are tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool.
  3. Boil water with one tsp of salt in a large pot
  4. Process the potatoes in your food processor until smooth.
  5. Add about 1 1/2 cup of flour, corn starch, eggs and salt.
  6. Process until the ingredients are combined around 30 seconds.
  7. Add more flour, as needed, until the mixture becomes a soft dough consistency.
  8. Flour your working surface, transfer the dough to the surface, and knead the dough until it is smooth and pliable.
  9. Cut a small chunk of the dough and using your hands roll it out into a “snake” that is about 1 inch thick.
  10. Cut the rolled out dough on a diagonal into approximately 1/2 inch pieces.
  11. Transfer your kopytka into the boiling water. Do not overcrowd the pot.
  12. Allow the pieces to float to the surface and boil for another 3-5 minutes.
  13. Remove the kopytka from the water using a slotted spoon.
  14. Repeat until all are cooked.
  15. Serve with meat sauce, stew or with mushroom gravy.


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