Idaho Potato Dumplings


  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Instant Mashed Idaho Potatoes (dry flakes)
  • 1 1/2 cups biscuit mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 5 cups simmering salted water


  1. In large mixing bowl combine water, salt, milk and butter. Gently stir in potatoes just to moisten; let sit for 1 minute.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together biscuit mix, baking powder and egg. Add to potato mixture; blend well.
  3. Roll into walnut size balls. Drop into 5 cups of simmering salted water. When potato biscuit balls float, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.

    Variations: Use in beef and chicken stews or broths. Add fruit to dough and top with vanilla or lemon sauce.
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Yield: 8 - 10 dumplings

Photo Credit:
Merry Graham
(Recipe Photo Contest Winner)

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