IMBB #25 Stale Bread: Napkin Olive Dumplings

Derrik at (And Wine) chose Give Us This Day Yesterday’s Bread for this month’s IMBB.

I keep always stale bread in the freezer, to use it for Frikadellen – meatballs or add it to pumpernickel, which needs stale bread. But this time I decided to use it for a dish I’ve never made before. In the North of Germany ServiettenknödelNapkin dumplings are not very common. But for this event I want to give

Napkin Olive Dumplings

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a try.

You can eat it as a side dish (e.g. together with meat) or as a main dish with vegetables.


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Yield:4-6 Servings

Categories:VOX, Tim Mälzer
Tim Mälzer recipe for dumplings cooked in a napkin


  • 1/2 Sandwich bread or 2 stale rolls
  • 100 ml Milk
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 1 bunch Parsley, chopped
  • 20 Green olives, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil
  • Aluminium foil, kitchen foil


modified by from:
Rezept vom 27.04.2004


  1. Cut bread into cubes.
  2. Lightley sautée the onion with oil, add salt, pepper and milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and mix with the bread cubes.
  3. Pour the eggs over the bread mixture and add parsley and olives. Soak for at least 5 minutes. Place the bread mixture into the middle of the foil.
  4. tightly roll up and and turn down the ends. It should look like a big sausage.
  5. Boil into salted water about 10 minutes.
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  6. Remove mixture from the foil,
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  7. Cut into 0,5 cm/0,25 inch slices and fry from both sides.
  8. Serve napkin olive Dumplings with vegetables.

total time:3 Tage
preparation time:15 Minuten
cooking/baking: 5 Minuten

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5 thoughts on “IMBB #25 Stale Bread: Napkin Olive Dumplings

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