We do most of our grocery shopping at Aldi’s, Big Lots (you wouldn’t believe what you’d find there in the grocery section – or maybe you would!!), and a surplus grocery store that we lovingly call “the smooshed can store” as they often sell dented cans and damaged boxed items. Again, you never know what you’ll find there too (along with things that are on my grocery list too!). Recently I found this interesting item that is something from my German past:
Semmelknödel are bread crumb “dumplings” with potato starch, vegetable broth, onion, and other spices.
Each dumpling is in its own individual pouch – which you boil and let simmer about 15 minutes.
I loved seeing the instructions in GERMAN on the back of the package.
^ But the instructions are also translated into English.
Once boiled and simmered, you run the dumpling packets under cool water, and then cut them out of their plastic onto your plate. They are somewhat “dry” … but
they are MARVELOUS covered in gravy! YUM!! A nice substitute for potatoes or rice.
Best of all, this little German treat for my family only cost $1.25
I probably won’t find Semmelknödel again … but it was fun to share them with my family.