23 November 2019


Schupfnudeln are traditional German thick “finger” noodles or dumplings. Some of the basic recipes just use flour, eggs and water, but often also potato mash is added. Schupfnudeln can be eaten in both savoury and sweet dishes. There are regional differences, whether the noodles are just boiled in water or also fried. I definitely prefer the savoury potato variation fried.

I made vegan Schupfnudeln and first I was a bit nervous whether they would hold their shape, but they did so perfectly. I added some potato flour to the dough, which I think made a firmer texture. I served the Schupfnudeln with panfried smoked tofu and mushrooms and side salad. Here is my recipe, which really is simple. The shaping of the noodles just requires some effort and patience. Give it a try, these noodles really are amazing! This is also my last recipe to my German Food Week. I hope you've enjoyed it.



700 g potatoes
300 g wheat flour
75 g potato flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Vegetable oil for frying


Cook the potatoes and then peel them. Mash the potatoes and let them cool down.

Add the flours gradually to the potato mash, season with salt, add the oil and knead to an even dough.

Shape about 3-4 cm long noodles from the dough.

Cook the noodles in water for about 5 minutes until they float on the top.

Cool them in cold water and then fry in a pan until they have some golden brown frying marks.

Serve the Schupfnudeln with for example mushrooms like I did and enjoy!

Your VegHog


  1. I've enjoyed your german week - it is not a cuisine I think of as very veg friendly so it is great to see your vegetarian take on it. I would love to try these noodles if I had the time and energy to shape them - and the fried version sound lovely - a bit like fried gnocchi?

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the German week. Actually Germans cook with many vegetables, but of course they tend to be sides to meaty dishes. Anyway, it's easy to make vegan and veggie German food. Yes, Schupfnudeln are a lot like gnocchi, just a different shape.

  2. I discover this recipe and I am happy, it looks delicious!

    1. Thanks a lot for your comment! I hope you'll get to try it. :)


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