Schupf Knudel

This is one of my father's recipes from his German mother who came from a part of Germany that was later Russian territory. She ultimately immigrated to North Dakota.

This recipe consisted of ham on the bottom of a large roaster, topped by quartered peeled potatoes, then bread dumplings. Water was poured over all, the lid placed on & it was cooked over the stove top burner until water evaporated and it was cooked. We children loved it & I and my mother recently tried to replicate it & I must say, it turned out as good as my memories.

I want to know though, do we have the title correct, and does any record exist of such a recipe or was my grandmother being creative and coming up with her own version of another German recipe?! Thank you, Sharon (Bittner) Lidbeck

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Jun 09, 2011
Hello, it's Schupfnudeln
by: Anonymous

Hey there,

I frequently make these, they're a great alternative to Spaetzle!

The correct spelling is Schupfnudeln (taken from the Dr Oetker Cookbook). Nudeln is the word for noodles (though they really aren't noodles, so there's some creative license going on there).

This wikipedia link:

describes Schupf as meaning "rolled", though I've never come across the word. Maybe it's archaic German.

All the best!

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Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!