Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Your faithful blogger has already directed your attention to a gluten-free Knaidel Mix that can be used for matzoh ball soup. But now the spotlight falls on a different dumpling: a gluten-free German Potato Dumpling Mix spotted at Koglin German Hams, the German food vendor adjacent to Murray's Cheese at the Grand Central Terminal Market.

As you can see from the photo, Werner's Raw Potato Dumplings sport a gluten-free emblem on the upper-left corner of the package front. On a side panel, the words
without gluten
sans gluten
invite you to give this mix a chance.

Many potato dumpling recipes call for egg and/or flour, but in this case the ingredients are "potatoes, potato starch, salt, spices"--so it's safe for many people with food allergies or intolerances. (You can't really taste the spices, in case you're curious about that.) When you add water to the mix, drop the dumplings into boiled water, and wait about 20 minutes, you wind up with buoyant and gummy potato dumplings that are great for soaking up gravy.

Werner's also makes a gluten-free potato pancake (kartoffelpuffer!) mix.

Keep your eyes peeled for the brand wherever German potato products are sold. Online vendors can be found here and here.


Anonymous said...

You need to celebrate the fact that Anheuser-Busch is producing gluten-free beer called Redbridge that's in stores today! We can finally get beers at bars with our friends! WOO HOO! (Not that I don't love matzo ball soup! YUM)

David Marc Fischer said...

Having already covered gf beer in numerous posts, I look forward to finding and trying out the new beer--it's certain good news, as far as I'm concerned--but I also want to continue supporting the smaller brewers and vendors who have already enabled us to have gf beer in the United States and elsewhere. And I don't want to neglect matzoh balls and potato dumplings.