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Dumplings that are fried in cooking oil and then smothered in maple syrup. Definitely a great treat for breakfast, lunch, or brunch.

(Last Updated On: August 16, 2022)

Fried dumplings with syrup are dumplings made with flour, cooked in boiling water, then rinsed under cold water. Then they are transferred to the frying pan to be lightly browned in cooking oil.

When the dumplings are done browning, they are placed on a plate and topped with maple syrup. These fried dumplings are so delicious, and so very easy to make.

This recipe was passed down to me by my mother and grandmother. My mom didn’t make them a lot, but when she did, we were pretty excited.

Fried dumplings with syrup on a plate.

Key Ingredients for Fried Dumplings with Syrup

Flour Mixture

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar

Egg Mixture

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of cold water

For the Frying Pan

  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil

Dumpling Topping

All of the ingredients for fried dumplings with syrup.
Ingredients for fried dumplings with syrup.

Step-By-Step Fried Dumplings with Syrup Instructions with Photos

1. Flour Mixture for Fried Dumplings

In a medium-sized bowl, put 2 cups of flour together with 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar until it is all blended, then set aside for now.

Flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl for fried dumplings..
Baking powder, salt, and sugar are added to the flour in a medium-sized bowl.

2. Egg Mixture for Fried Dumplings

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix the egg by beating it with a fork for about a minute or so.

One egg beaten in a bowl.
Beat one egg in a small bowl.

Next, put 3/4 of a cup of cold water together with the one beaten egg and stir it all together thoroughly.

Three-fourths of a cup of water is added to the beaten egg.
Three-fourths of a cup of water is added to the beaten egg.

3. Preparing the Flour Mixture for the Fried Dumplings

To prepare the dumpling dough, slowly add the egg and water mixture together with the flour mixture to form a ball of dough. I used a spoon to mix it all around. The flour should be thoroughly mixed with the egg mixture.

Dumpling dough in a bowl for fried dumplings.
Dumpling dough in a bowl.

4. Forming the Dumplings

Spread some flour on a clean work surface such as a cutting board or countertop. I used my countertop. Lay the ball of dough over the flour. Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough, then knead the dough for a couple of minutes forming it into an oblong shape.

Dumpling dough on the countertop with flour.
Dumpling dough on the countertop with flour.

Separate the dumpling dough into 4 sections, then, with the palms of your hands, roll the dumpling dough into long tube-like shapes.

Note: An easy method would be to put the palms of each hand in the center of one of the sections of dough, then roll back and forth on the countertop with a bit of pressure and outward movement, creating the length and tube-like shape. The result doesn’t have to be perfect.

Roll the dough into long tube-like shapes.
Roll the dough into long tube-like shapes.

Cut each tube-like shape of dumpling dough into small sections, then, again with your hands, roll the dough out into 2 to 3-inch long noodle-like shapes. Remember, none of the dumplings have to be perfect or the same size, but as close as possible.

Cut dumpling dough into noodle shapes.

Your results should look something close to the photo below, but each of the dumplings doesn’t have to be the same, or perfect in size or match exactly. In other words, the dumplings should look like large rolled noodles, and being slightly different in size is okay.

Dumpling dough formed into rolls.
Dumpling dough formed into noodle rolls.

5. Cooking the Dumplings Dough

Fill a large pot with water, a little below 3/4 full. Bring to a boil. Add the dumplings, stirring all the while. After you put the last dumpling in the water, give it a good stir, then reduce the heat to medium and put a lid on the pot. Cook for 4 minutes.

Note: In case your burner is hotter than mine, keep checking to make sure the water doesn’t boil out of the lid onto the stovetop.

Boil the dumplings for 6 minutes.
Boil the dumplings for 4 minutes.

6. Cold Water Rinse

After cooking the dumplings for 4 minutes, remove the lid and put the cooked dumplings into a colander over the sink. Rinse cold water over the dumplings for a minute or so as this will remove any starchy build-up on the dumplings, then shake the colander and then let the dumplings sit for a bit to remove any remaining water on them.

Rinse dumplings in cold water.
Rince dumplings in cold water.

7. Frying the Dumplings

Add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil to the frying pan, then turn the heat on high. Wait for a couple of minutes for the frying pan to get hot, then put the cooked dumplings into the hot cooking oil. Turn the heat to medium-high and brown the dumplings for about 5 minutes or until crispy looking.

Fry the dumplings with two tablespoons of oil on medium- high heat for 6 minutes, while tossing and turning them.
Dumplings are browning in a frying pan.

Final Thoughts

Fried dumplings with syrup make a great breakfast, lunch, or brunch together with a plate of noodles with scrambled eggs. Usually, each person can eat about 3 or 4 dumplings since they are quite filling. Also, fried dumplings taste great without maple syrup, or sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon on the top of them.

Fried dumplings with syrup.

Fried Dumplings with Syrup

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Dumplings that are fried in cooking oil and then smothered in maple syrup. Definitely a great treat for breakfast, lunch, or brunch.
5 from 2 votes
Cost $1
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: German, Polish
Servings 4

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Flour Mixture

Egg Mixture

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup cold water

For Frying Pan

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

Dumpling Topping

  • Maple syrup

Instructions
 

Flour Mixture

  • Put flour in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add the baking powder, salt, and sugar to the flour. Mix.

Egg Mixture

  • In a different bowl, beat 1 egg.
  • Add the water to the beaten egg. Stir.

Egg and Flour Mixture

  • Slowly add the egg mixture with the flour mixture forming a ball of dough.

Preparing the Dumplings

  • Put some flour on the countertop or cutting board.
  • Put the dough on the flour. Sprinkle a little flour on the dough.
  • Form the dough into an oblong shape.
  • Separate the dough into 4 sections. Roll the dumpling dough into long tube-like shapes.
  • Cut the tube-like shapes into noodles, each a couple of inches long.

Boiling the Dumplings

  • Put water in a large pot a little more than half full. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the dumplings to the boiling water. Keep stirring as you drop each dumpling in the water.
  • After all of the dumplings are in the pot, stir, reduce the heat to medium, cover with a lid.
  • Cook for 4 minutes. Check to make sure the water doesn't boil out from under the lid.
  • After 4 minutes, put the cooked dumplings in a colander and run cold water over the top of them.

The Frying Pan

  • Add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil to the frying pan. Turn the burner on high heat. Wait for the frying pan to get hot (just a couple of minutes).
  • Put the cooked dumplings into the hot cooking oil. Turn the heat to medium-high.
  • Brown the dumplings for about 5 minutes or until crispy looking.

Recipe Notes

  • Fried dumplings with syrup can be served for breakfast or lunch.
  • Usually about 3 or 4 dumplings per person.
  • I’ve read that you can use refrigerated biscuit dough at the grocery store to make dumplings. I’ve never tried it though.
  • These dumplings can be eaten without maple syrup or sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.
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