Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kopytka - mashed potato dumplings

Kopytka - "little hooves" are potato dumplings that are very popular in Polish cuisine.
They are easy to make, satisfy hunger and can be served with different toppings.
My favorite toppings are: butter with breadcrumbs, beef sauce and mushroom sauce.

5 medium/large potatoes, cooked and mashed,
2 cups all-purpose flour,
1 egg, beaten,
1 tsp salt
  1. Peel and cook potatoes. Mash them well making sure that there are no lumps.
  2. Combine all ingredients and knead a dough.
  3. Sprinkle working surface with flour and roll the dough into long, 1 inch thick pieces.
  4. Cut diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces.
  5. Bring water to a boil and cook kopytka until they float.
  6. Serve with favorite toppings.
  • butter and breadcrumbs (1:1 proportions)
  • chopped, fried bacon
  • beef sauce
  • mushroom sauce
Mushroom sauce - "sos grzybowy":
1 container mushrooms (I use baby portobello),
2-3 Tbsp butter,
sour cream,
chopped parsley leaves,
salt & pepper to taste
  1. In a medium pan heat butter and add mushrooms.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and cook until mushrooms get soft.
  3. Add 1-2 Tbsp of sour cream and stir quickly.
  4. Stir in chopped parsley leaves.
  5. Serve over kopytka.


  1. I made this and it turned out yummy! I added a small onion to the mushroom sauce and served the kopytka topped with the sauce and rather I put a sprinkle of pano ok breadcrumbs on to. Served up,with sautéed spinach, kale and watercress it was a great dinner. Louise

  2. Dear Louise. Thank you for your nice comment and visiting this page. One of my favourite meals. Addition of veggies sounds deliscious.