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Bread Dumplings


I have always wanted to try bread dumplings. I like dumplings and I love side dishes made of bread. However this recipe just didn't work for me. It might have been that I just didn't add enough salt, as the main problem was that the dumplings were insipid. But even my husband who doesn't like food as salty as I do found them unappetizing. We ended up giving them all to the dog (who did like them).

Bread Dumplings


  • 8 oz old bread, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • salt & pepper to taste


Cut or tear the bread into small pieces. If using fresh bread, dry it in a 325° oven for about 10 minutes. Place them in a large bowl.

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add onion to the bread.

Add the milk to the saucepan. Turn heat to high and bring milk to a boil. Pour milk over the bread/onion mixture. Add the parsly, flour, nutmeg and egg. Season with salt and pepper.

Using your hands mix the batter until fully combined.

Using moistened hands, make 2” balls with the mixture.

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Carefully add the dumplings and cook until firm, about 15 minutes. Remov with a slotted spoon and serve.

Adapted from a recipe in Saveur.

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