Cheese Dumplings with Dill Sauce – Vegetarian Recipe
Soup and vegetable dishes are more popular than meat dishes as everyday meals.
Today I will share a recipe for Cheese Dumplings with Fresh Dill Sauce.
They are delicious, as well as filling, especially if you have a bowl of soup to start your meal with.
Farmers cheese is a very popular ingredient in many home cooked dumplings in Eastern Europe, as well as baked good, hence the same is true for this recipe.
- 1 lbs. Farmers Cheese (Friendship brand is my favorite)
- 1 Tbs. butter, melted
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground
- 1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 Tbs. corn starch
- 1 1/2 cups of Vegetable Broth
- 1/2 onion chopped fine
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 Tbs. butter
- 1/3 cup half and half
- 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
- 2 Tbs. fresh Dill Weed, chopped
- 1 Tbs. flour (Wondra is my favorite, since it blend well without lumps)
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 peppercorns of allspice
- Place cheese in a medium mixer bowl, add melted butter and mix until creamy.
- Add one egg yolk at a time, mixing continuously.
- Mix in mashed potatoes, bread crumbs, and pepper.
- Set aside.
- In another medium bowl, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks.
- Fold into the cheese mixture.
- Set aside.
- Fill a large pot, halfway full, with cold water, add some salt, and bring to boil.
- While the water is cooking, make round walnut size dumplings, and set aside on a floured surface.
- Drop half of them into the boiling water, stir gently with a wooden spoon, bring it back to boil.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Remove with a slotted spoon into a bowl of cold water, then drain it over a colander. Place on a platter.
- Repeat same process with the second batch of dumplings.
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan, add the chopped onion and garlic.
- Saute for a minute, until wilted.
- Add vegetable broth, black pepper, bay leaf, and allspice.
- Bring to boil and cook for a minute.
- Remove and discard the allspice and the bay leaf.
- Use a fork, or a mixer, to blend the veggies with the broth to form a smooth mixture.
- Add chopped dill weed, and bring to boil.
- In a cup, mix 1 Tbs. of flour with half and half, and add to dill sauce.
- Cook for one minute, or until thickened.
- Serve over warm dumplings.