Finger Dumplings, delicious little butter crisped fingers. Very versatile, savoury or sweet.

Archives

Finger Dumplings, delicious little butter crisped fingers. Very versatile, savoury or sweet.

Faggots

Yesterday, I was reading a German cook book and came across these unusual looking things.

They are made using gnochhi dough, but fried in butter at the end. They would make wonderfully delicious little morsels.

image

Here is a gnocchi recipe using fresh potatoes, and another using dried mash which is amazingly good and very cheap.

Make the gnocchi dough as per the recipe. Put some flour on your hands and a little on the counter, then pinch off a little dough. Roll it out to a sausage shape, then roll the ends a bit more to make them thinner like in the picture.

Now bring a big saucepan of water to the boil, add a little salt. Drop in the dumplings a few at a time and when they rise to the surface, they’re done. It will only be a few seconds, so don’t leave them. Drain them well, and cook all the remaining dumplings.

The finger dumplings can now be kept until you are ready to eat them.

When you are ready, melt a couple of tablespoons of butter in a frying pan and sauté the dumplings for a few minutes until they have a good colour and a bit of crispiness. Eat immediately.

These would be simply delicious as the main element of a meal or as an accompaniment. You could flavour the butter with a little garlic and/or a few sage leaves or rosemary sprigs, or flavour the dumplings themselves with tomato purée or tinned/frozen spinach.

If you have the funds, they would be great as a side dish with any meat course, or you could serve them with some fresh tomatoes and sauted mushrooms, a plain or filled omelette, a tomato or meat ragu, some tuna, anything you like really. You could push a tiny knob of cheese inside and mould the finger around it.

You could use them as a snack, or as a pudding. Serve them with a fruit compote, dust with icing sugar. Flavour them with cocoa, or coconut, dip them into cranberry curd! Yum yum.

Faggots & Gravy

Take care of your family and your budget

Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 meal plans, most are for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are for 1, or 4 people 

Want to know more about how to feed yourself for £1 a day? Try Cheap Family Recipes for monthly meal plans

Thrifty Lesley has an associated Facebook Group. Do come over and say hello if you haven’t already joined. I’d love to see you!

I’m a perpetual dieter, and to help with that endeavour, there is now also a Thrifty Lesley dieting group, a lovely, growing community.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Lesley

    I really like it too. My gym coach has said that I should have full fat Greek yogurt too, rather then the low fat. It does taste really nice!

  2. Mahamed

    I just recently buhgot some Greek yogurt and couldn’t believe the difference to the other gelatinous offerings that we are used to. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back now!So far I’ve only tried a vanilla bean flavour, but next time I’ll give the honey and walnuts a try.Thanks for the inspiration!

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *