Today I share a recipe for one of the traditional Slovak meals: Šúľance (a.k.a. potato dumplings shaped like worms). I love them and they are easy to make!
You will need:
250 grams potatoes
75 grams plain flour (or as needed)
Ground nuts or poppy
What to do:
Cook the potatoes (properly, they need to be really soft), peel them and mash. It is not a huge problem if you have small pieces of potato, but try to mash them as much as possible. Mix with flour and salt and make into dough. You don´t want them to be sticky, but be careful with flour, you don´t want them white either. Just make sure it doesn´t stick to the bowl.
Boil fresh water in a pot, take the dough and divide it into smaller parts/pieces. Now create the shape or worm, make it as long and as “fat” as you want to. I usually make them up to 10 cm long and about 1 cm wide. Place these little dough worms into boiling water and let cook. They are done when they float on top.
Take sulance out of the water; add a bit of butter and mix. Sprinkle some nuts or poppy mixed with sugar over the top and enjoy!