Sheep cheese (bryndza) dumplings, traditional Slovak food that reminds me of my childhood. As we all know, it’s no healthy dainty, rather a calorie meal at cheating day.
However, I have good news for you: I was thinking a little bit and invented this recipe in a healthier way. Are you wondering how to prepare healthy sheep cheese dumplings at home?
For sheep cheese dumplings we need:
- 200 g oat flakes
- 2 eggs
- 2 medium-sized potatoes
- 50 ml of water
- 150g of white Greek yoghurt
- 150g of traditional Slovak sheep cheese (bryndza)
- coconut oil
- chicken ham (I used 96%) or smoked tofu (depending on your taste)
- bunch onion
We’ll put some salt water in the pot. As the water warms up, we make a dough for the dumplings.
Mix all ingredients in one container and blend in with an immersion blender until smooth. When the dough is mixed, add the grated potatoes and mix with a spoon. The dough should be of a thicker consistency so that it does not leak.
Subsequently, when the water boils, take the dough with a small spoon and slowly put it in the water. The size of a dumpling is about 1cm – if you have a sieve and you prefer to work with it, you can try it that way. But personally, I use the spoon. Cook the dumplings for about 3-5 minutes in boiling water. It depends on the size of the dumplings. Therefore, I recommend cooking for about 3 minutes and then try if it’s well done.
When the dumplings are finished, drain them through a sieve and put in a jar. Put the sheep cheese and white greek yogurt into the second dish and make the mixture smooth, without lumps. Fry the ham or tofu on the coconut oil in a pan. While frying the ham, prepare a saucer. Put the dumplings on it, pour the cheese mixture on and sprinkle with ham or tofu (after frying). Finally, add a chopped bunch onion – and we can serve up.
Recommended consumption during weight reduction: main meal for lunch (lunch menu).