German Bread Dumpling

My version of Serviettenknodel.

This is just a basic Outline.

Prepare bread stuffing.
Saute onion and celery in butter. Add chicken broth and simmer until tender. Season with salt, pepper and fresh or dried sage. Toss with bread cubes. Add minced parsley and adjust seasoning to suit taste.

Add eggs. ( I use three to four depending on the amount of bread) Mixture should be moist.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Butter a large piece of double or triple Cheesecloth (or a clean dish towel or napkin). Pour bread mixture on to cloth and roll, tying at both ends to form a log. Or shape into large round dumpling and twist at top.

Place dumpling in water and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for about 50 to 60 minutes.

Remove from water and let cool slightly before unwrapping. Slice and serve with gravy/sauce.