I have to confess that I am addicted to potatoes. I would be more than happy to feed myself each and everyday if there had not been any risk of obesity:)
Potato, which is a rich source of the vitamins of A, C, K, B6, E vitamins and potassium, arrived to Europe from South America on 16th century. Despite it is relatively late arrival to our cuisines, now it is an indispensable part of it.
I prepared potato dumplings stuffed with mushrooms buy you can also stuff them with ground beef.
Ingredients: (3-4 pax)
-3 medium size potatoes
-4-5 table spoons corn starch
-100 grams mushroom
-2 table spoon grated cheese
-2 table spoons olive oil
-A few sprigs of parsley
-2 tablespoons butter
-1 coffee spoon grated nutmeg
-1 coffee spoon black pepper
-1 coffee spoon paprika
-1 coffee spoon chili pepper flakes
-Peel the potatoes, chop them into 8 pieces. Boil them until soften (around 20 minutes).Patateslerin kabuklarını soyun, her bir patatesi 8 parçaya bölün, patatesler yumuşayan kadar haşlayın (20-25 dk)
-Chop the onions and mushrooms finely. Sauté onions with olive oil for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, paprika, chili pepper and cook for 10 minutes more.
– Drain the boiled potatoes, mash them. Knead a dough with mashed potatoes, 1/2 table spoon butter, 1 egg, salt, corn starch and nutmegs.
– Make tangerine sized balls with potato dough. Flatten potato balls, stuff with mushrooms, add some cheese, close the dough to form a ball again. (See the photos)
-Boil water in a saucepan. Add potato dumplings and boil them until they climb up to the surface of water.
-Melt 1,5 table spoons butter in a pan, add pepper flakes and chopped parsley and mix them.
-Sprinkle butter sauce on potato dumplings before serving.