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Blue bowl holding Nokedli

Hungarian Dumplings (Nokedli)

  • Author: By Lee Clayton Roper
  • Yield: 5 to 6 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: boiling
  • Cuisine: Hungarian
  • Diet: Low Fat


Hungarian Dumplings, known as Nokedli or Galuska in Hungary, are the perfect side to serve with my Chicken Paprikash or other hearty stews. Easy to prepare with only 4 pantry ingredients, they’re rustic in appearance, but delicate in flavor. Nokedli are basically a small, lighter version of egg noodles!


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided use
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon organic canola or vegetable oil


  1. Bring around 3 quarts water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt.
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, make the batter: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, 3/4 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Slowly stir in flour, 1/4 cup at a time. Batter should be sticky, but still a bit loose. You may not need to use all the flour.
  3. Form dumplings by pressing 1/3 to 1/2 cup batter through a dumpling maker (the large holes on a flat cheese grater, a colander with medium/large holes, or a slotted spoon will also work) directly into the boiling water. Cook for around 2 to 3 minutes. All of the dumplings should have floated to the top of the water.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove cooked dumplings from boiling water, place in a colander and rinse under cold water. Place cooked dumplings in a medium bowl and gently toss with the oil (to keep them from sticking together).
  5. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve immediately.

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