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Contemplating my next blog post recipe, I first asked myself, what would my husband enjoy that I have never made. Gluten free dumplings was my answer! Something starchy, with gravy would hit the spot on this cold, snowy winter’s day. However, I just could not imagine making a gluten free dumpling out of gluten free flour. It would just be a ball of starch. Therefore, I went with mashed potatoes. They make gluten free dumplings you’d be proud to serve your gluten eating guests.
Kitchen Bouquet* or Gravy Master** or other gluten free gravy coloring/flavoring, to your liking
1 teaspoon sugar or pinch of stevia (optional)
For the Dumplings
2 1/2 cups cold mashed potatoes (2.2 lbs. potatoes, peeled, cubed, cooked and mashed or blended in a food processor)
1/2 cup white rice flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour (or white or brown rice flour)
2 large eggs, beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
Potato starch for dusting
In a large pot, add water, chicken, and carrots. Bring to a boil.
While the chicken and carrots are cooking, saute the onion, (and garlic the last minute, if using) in a skillet heated with melted butter. Add the sauteed onion and garlic/garlic powder to the chicken mixture. Turn heat off.
Remove chicken; dice, if desired; and set aside.
Mix mashed potatoes, egg and flours together well. Salt and pepper, to taste.
Form round balls by dusting your hands with potato starch, using a little less than 1/8 cup of dough; add balls to plate and freeze as you make them. If the dough you're working with becomes too sticky place in freezer to chill. You may also pat them or roll them in some potato starch.
Add the chicken back into the broth and bring to a boil. Mix the starch with a little water and pour into the broth; stir until thickened. Add sweetener, if using, and Kitchen Bouquet; stir. Lower heat so that the sauce bubbles, not a roaring boil.
Using a slotted soon drop your gluten free dumplings into the sauce, keeping it at a slight boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Your dumplings will rise to the top.
*Note that Kitchen Bouquet contains sodium benzoate which contains about 1% of MSG.