Kroppkakor - Swedish Potato Dumplings


Kroppkakor are a big favorite of my Swedish-raised husband. Whenever I make this potato dumpling recipe, it reminds him of his grandma's kitchen every time. Serve hot with butter. These are great as leftovers, sliced and fried, served with a fried egg.

Prep Time:
1 hr
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins


  • ¼ pound salt pork, cubed

  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups cold mashed potatoes

  • 1 large egg

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 gallon water, or as needed

  • 2 (32 fluid ounce) containers beef broth (Optional)


  1. Fry salt pork with onion in a skillet until salt pork is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Drain fat and set salt pork and onion mixture aside.

  2. Mix mashed potatoes, egg, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg together in a bowl; stir 1 cup flour into potato mixture. Sprinkle 1 cup flour onto a work surface and turn dough out onto flour. Knead flour on the work surface into dough.

  3. Cut dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls, dusting your hands and sprinkling work surface with remaining 1/2 cup flour. Press your thumb into each dumpling to make an indentation, and fill with a small amount of salt pork-onion mixture. Pinch dumplings closed and roll in flour.

  4. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. If desired, replace 1/2 of the water with beef broth. Drop dumplings into boiling water and broth; reduce heat to low. Simmer until cooked through, about 25 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 868mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 212mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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