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Alternative names Krumplinudli, nudli
Type Dumpling
Place of origin Originally Hungarian Jewish community, today mainly the United States, also Israel
Created by Ashkenazi Jews
Main ingredients Mashed potatoes, eggs, flour, water, streusel

Shlishkes (the plural form is standard) is a potato-based small dumpling of Hungarian Jewish origin, and are a popular part of the Jewish cuisine of the Ashkenazi community.


It is formed from a soft dough of cooked mashed potatoes, egg, flour and water; the dumplings are boiled and rolled in sugar and hot buttered caramelized breadcrumbs (streusel) or in browned breadcrumbs as a savory preparation.

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