Norwegian Potato Dumplings

A classic potato recipe found on
Norwegian Potato Dumplings

These dumplings are hiding a tasty little nugget of pork and they are drzzled with chopped herbs. Eat yours in one bite to taste all the flavors at once and you’ll be in hygge heaven.

Author: Haley at
Yield: Approximately 15 potato dumplings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
4 servings

Author’s note: The flour amount is approximate. You want the ingredients to stick together. I used about 2 cups / 8,4 dl of flour, but start with half and go from there.

5 large mealy potatoes, peeled and grated
2 large eggs
2 cups / 8,4 dl flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 pork chop, cut into bite-sized pieces
(or meat from a pork hock, ham or bacon)
For serving:
Butter, salt and pepper, chopped parsley and/or green onion


[1] Prepare mixture: Place grated potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and mix with your hands (I find this is the easiest way given the thick, heavy batter). Add 1 cup of flour – and then keep adding flour until the potato mixture sticks together. This was about 2 cups when I made it.

[2] Form into balls: Take about 1/2 cup of the potato mixture. Place piece of pork chop in the middle and form into a ball. Repeat until all of the potatoes have been used.

[3] Cook dumplings: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potato dumplings one at a time. Cook for 30 minutes in simmering water. At 30 minutes, take one dumpling out and test to see if the meat inside is cooked. If not, cook for a little longer. My batch took 30 minutes.

[4] For serving: Serve hot, topped with melted butter, salt and pepper, and parsley and/or chopped green onion.