My SO's family had me over for christmas eve dinner and they had these dumplings my SO wants me to figure out how to make. They are a German / Eastern European family and the dumplings are kind of like balled up mashed potatos but they are formed and more solid. I am jewish and i thought they were initially similar to matzo balls but not. at. all.
I know you can make them from a package mix (powder and water? Maybe they are instant potato flakes?) but I dont know what they are called, my SO says they are likely Ukranian.
ETA: they are savory, only had potato flavor-no herbs or protein. They are small fist to baseball sized rounds
ETA 2: Its kartoffel knodel! Thanks TQC You are great!