Schitz un Knepp I (Apples and Dumplings)
is an old Pennsylvania German dish this is one version.
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Cooking Time: 3 hrs + 1 hr + 15 min
- Soak the dried
apples (schnitz) in water overnight.
day scrub and dry the ham and simmer it in water for about 3 hours.
- Add the apples and the water they have soaked-in.
Boil the ham hocks and apples together for another 1 hour.
- While they are
cooking, begin making the dumplings (knepp).
- In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- To the flour mixture, make a hole in the center and add the egg and
- Slowly begin adding the
milk. Add just enough to make a
- Using a
tablespoon, drop a spoonful of batter into the boiling apple-ham mixture.
- Cover and steam for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Serve on a hot
platter, placing the ham in the center, the Schnitz (apples) circling the
ham, and the Knepp (dumplings) around the edges.
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