5 Potato Side Dishes So Good They’ll Steal The Show

  • Published on May 26, 2022

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  • Shayna Miller
    Shayna Miller 4 months ago +840

    Me: I don’t have enough time to cook.
    Also me: watches 40 minute video on potatoes. 🤤

  • Lois Hill
    Lois Hill 4 months ago +37

    OMG there should be a "potato only" restaurant! I would dine there often!

    • EllesBells
      EllesBells 22 days ago +2

      In Santa Monica there was a German, I believe, place called Papa Frite's that sold french fries exclusively. I was a regular! Third Street Promenade. A Belgian restaurant and brewery near me fries their potatoes in duck fat and it's the ultimate. Served with a homemade garlic aioli. So delicious.

  • TessaJoy
    TessaJoy 4 months ago +106

    "If ever there was a potato recipe built to burn you, it's this one"..... Chef John, you are a chef after my own heart; it's inspiring that a chef with your talent and experience understands the shortcomings of those of us for whom cooking is always a possible tragedy in the making!

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago +2

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • Bobbie Hein
      Bobbie Hein 3 months ago


  • Anthazar
    Anthazar 5 months ago +88

    I tried the Roasted Lemon Pepper recipe for this Christmas 2021, and the we're a hit! Everyone loved them and like Chef Jon warned... there were no leftovers!

    • Anthazar
      Anthazar 2 months ago +1

      Yaaaas! I think I found my go-to "specialty" side dish 😆. Trust me @Rei Rei, you will not regret it 😉

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago +1

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • Carol Hensley
      Carol Hensley 4 months ago +1

      @Rei Rei Z

    • Carol Hensley
      Carol Hensley 4 months ago +1

      @Rei Rei oh

  • LC
    LC 5 months ago +289

    I (native German) would never ever make Kartoffelklöße without the roasted bread cubes in the middle. They are the best part of the dumpling! By adding them you make sure that the dumplings are fluffy which, in turn, makes them perfect for absorbing a lot of the flavorful sauce that is part of the dish you would serve them with. The ultimate purpose of the German Kartoffelkloß is to serve as an edible sponge for the sauce 🙂

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • natascha t.
      natascha t. 3 months ago

      Ooohh yes! ❤👍🏼

    • Cynthia Baldwin
      Cynthia Baldwin 3 months ago

      Thank you for explaining lol

    • Weissquell
      Weissquell 3 months ago +1

      I think the bread inside is also a help to cook the dumpling all way through, not leaving an uncooked part in the middle

    • Marina Zagrai
      Marina Zagrai 4 months ago +1

      @chez moi I tried certain recipes for my husband but until I had enough sauce for him to pick up with his bread, it wasn’t good enough…and we’re not French but European. I have to make sure there is a lot of sauce in any recipe.

  • Sassy Cat
    Sassy Cat 5 months ago +72

    When you said, "let's watch a stick of butter melt...." I was hooked!!!!! 😀😀😀😀😀 Best cooking video I have seen. Thank you. 😍

  • Georgeann Rutkowski
    Georgeann Rutkowski 2 months ago +11

    Love, love, love Chef John's recipes. Amazing potato ideas and such a fun, lighthearted personality 😋 makes me want to start cooking now!

  • Denise Stinnett
    Denise Stinnett 5 months ago +23

    Made the potatoes Romanoff and they were awesome! Everyone loved them and I would absolutely make them again, thanks Chef John!

  • gokblok
    gokblok 5 months ago +49

    "I'm just showing you the chords" is such a beautiful analogy for learning cooking as a series of techniques rather than hard and fast recipes that you have to memorize.

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

  • TheGreatWal
    TheGreatWal 5 months ago +971

    Have I already seen all these recipes? Yes. Am I still going to watch this entire video? Absolutely.

  • Shana de la Gata
    Shana de la Gata 5 months ago +28

    Ok, your potatoes Romanoff may actually replace my beloved cheese and garlic mashed potato casserole. ❤️ I love a new recipe and plan to try all of these. Thank you!

  • cybrgrl Seveneighttwo
    cybrgrl Seveneighttwo 5 months ago +17

    I love this guy. He makes things that I always thought of as super fancy easy enough for me to do at home. I had the pomme dauphine years ago at a french bistro but never had the confidence to make them. ..Think I'll try them though.

    • Kate Quinn
      Kate Quinn 4 months ago +1

      oooh I had the Dauphine potatoes at a real country inn in France 35 years ago, and still fondy remember them to this day !

  • Scotty
    Scotty 4 months ago +5

    I made the Fondant potatoes tonight. It impressed my wife. Thank you Chef John!

  • MetalSlugzMaster
    MetalSlugzMaster 5 months ago +6

    Just a heads up, the waxy varieties that turn creamy when cooked work great for fondant potatoes. I've uses red pontiac and German butterballs and they're better than the russets for fondants IMO.

  • Pam McIsaac
    Pam McIsaac 5 months ago +123

    I made the lemon pepper roasted potatoes for company tonight. My husband watched me follow this recipe and he was amazed at how much my version looked identical to the chef’s version. Thank you , Chef! We tried one for lunch! OMG! Will serve with chili, a salad and lots of toppings.

    • Patrick McKinley
      Patrick McKinley 5 months ago +5

      Hi 👋 Pam,how are you doing? Hope you are safe in this pandemic period😷😊😊

  • BooBookitty64 Salvatore

    The first potato dish looks amazing, Thank you I'm definitely gonna try these recipes I love different recipes 😋

  • gwynnh
    gwynnh 5 months ago +3

    I love his personality! And this is actually stuff I can do! Thank you Chef John!

  • Kathy Tyler Schmidt
    Kathy Tyler Schmidt 3 months ago +3

    So entertaining and funny! The recipes look amazing, can’t wait to try some.

  • Kristina Mosqueda
    Kristina Mosqueda Month ago

    This looks so amazingly and nicely done, hard work pays it of, a good breakfast to start your morning session inspiring.

  • Jane Doe
    Jane Doe 5 months ago +179

    Dear Chef John,
    “After all you’re the David Hasselhoff of your Potatoes Romanoff.” You’re not only my favorite TheXvid Chef, you’re also the most enjoyable to watch and the funniest! I would like to wish you and your family the Happiest of Holidays and a very Happy New Year. ♥️👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago +1

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • Lawr3nc3 Mann
      Lawr3nc3 Mann 4 months ago

      I wish I would have sent thi...wait. cops and paste huh?
      Hope u don't mind

    • Amanda S
      Amanda S 4 months ago

      @Kisa same!

    • Kisa
      Kisa 5 months ago

      So funny

  • Lídia Souza
    Lídia Souza 4 months ago +7

    Grata, chef, por todos seus esforços durante esse ano! Que venha 2022 com saúde, afetos e muitas realizações!

  • Sébastien Fox
    Sébastien Fox 4 months ago +3

    I absolutely love this video!!
    My humble opinion regarding some of the raised questions:
    I think the 2 large potatoes for the dumplings were too big for the pot and amount of water thus not only the bottom overcooked slightly but the physical movement of boiling water started weakening the structure of the skin at the bottom of the potato,
    As for the croutons in the dumpling I only thought of it after you raised that question for the second time and my take on this is that its to make sure you dont end up with raw flour in the middle as they would otherwise probably take a wee longer to boil, I am only speculating., let us take a moment and all summon the philosopher within!
    Cheers!!! will be watching all your other videos now

  • Echos Paw
    Echos Paw 4 months ago +3

    Love it! I am purposely trying to cook different meals that I've never had or not for a long time. Different ways with potatoes is a good place to start. Thanks!!

  • Steven
    Steven 4 months ago +1

    Chef John always delivers!
    "I like my food pretty" my wife and I lived in Taiwan, and a friend from that country once told us that, "food has to look good to taste good." I've never forgotten that.

  • Angela Richter
    Angela Richter 5 months ago +295

    My husband walked in while I was watching the one on Fondant Potatoes and he goes, "Oh, you make that." I didn't miss a beat and said, "I know! He stole my recipe!" He'll never figure out the inception.

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • Foxxie Senpai
      Foxxie Senpai 4 months ago

      @Jesus Lord how DARE couples JOKE with each other!! the horror....D:

    • Joyce Obeys
      Joyce Obeys 4 months ago

      @Lisa Jessup deception or lying maybe.

    • Joyce Obeys
      Joyce Obeys 4 months ago

      @Jesus Lord And repent of sin ( sin is transgressing His Holy Law and they are How To Love Him and How To Love One another and make amends with one another and restore one another) 1 John 2.

    • Robyn Dixon
      Robyn Dixon 4 months ago


  • Maha Kali
    Maha Kali 5 months ago +3

    Had a super stressful day and actually enjoyed your "melting butter therapy" 😄
    Thank you ❤

  • Margaret McGuire
    Margaret McGuire 4 months ago +6

    Thank u for sharing! I wish my husband could cook like this.. 😆
    I save my potayo peelings. Give them a good rinse a toss in flour, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and a sprinkle of chilly powder and fry them.. yummy the best homemade potato skins.
    Never throw away the potato peelings.. they're packed with nutritional value.

  • Lev Goldiner
    Lev Goldiner 4 months ago +3

    Just made Fondant Potatoes - came out great!!!, my fiancé now wants is in our regular rotation of potato dishes!!!

  • Vickie Lewis
    Vickie Lewis 27 days ago

    Loved listening to the chef John talk about the food! 😁

  • leung
    leung 5 months ago +43

    You should definitely try the austrian version of the potato dumplings, called "Grammelknödel" which are filled with "Grammeln" (pieces of extremely crunchy crackling made from fatback, similar to pork rinds) instead of croutons. Here's the kicker: Before you put the "Grammeln" inside the dumplings, they are flavored with garlic, various spices and herbs and then tossed in molten pork fat. Then you let the mixture cool down so you can form little balls that are easier to work into the dumplings. Usually these dumplings are served on a bed of Sauerkraut, but I prefer "Veltlinerkraut", which is shredded cabbage cooked in sweet white wine and spices. The whole thing is then topped off with "Schweinssaftl", a deliciously meaty sauce made from roasted pork bones and "Suppengemüse" (soup vegetables), usually carrots, celeriac, leeks, parsley root and various spices and herbs. It's just a fluffy mass of potato heaven, filled with pieces of crunchy, salty, spicy goodness, drenched in deliciously meaty liquid gold. It's mind blowing, seriously.

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • Mari's Golden Hour
      Mari's Golden Hour 4 months ago +1


    • leung
      leung 4 months ago +1

      @KITCHEN MEMORIES-BUT VEGAN Yes, I love the sweet versions, too, like "Zwetschgenknödel" (plum dumplings )or also "Marillenknödel" (apricot dumplings). Greetings to Hungary; I visited Budapest in 2019... amazing food everywhere! 🙂

    • Ellie D. Violet
      Ellie D. Violet 5 months ago +1

      @Mariam Alzahem Good afternoon Mariam, it's the Bavarian (and Austrian) name for 'Braeter' = (metal) casserole / roasting tray.
      Wishing you happy holidays in case you celebrate!

    • Mariam Alzahem
      Mariam Alzahem 5 months ago +1

      @Ellie D. Violet Hey there, quick question: what is a Bratreine?

  • Treasure hunter 183 Hunter

    I had the potato dumpling when we were stationed in Germany we lived on the economy so my landlord was German one time her mother made us a bowl of them. She brought them over right before we got ready to eat dinner so I thanked her for them then she left. Then I went straight to the kitchen and made it indentation in each one of them then place them on another platter then made a brown thyme gravy the first one I ate was so good it was like wow so I took my other two and cut them in big chunks and dribble some gravy over them it was like so good. I learned how to make time gravy in Jamaica. while I was on vacation ate some gravy over something called peas and rice or rice and peas then I asked the lady at the food court why does her gravy taste so much better than our American gravy she said she prepares it the same way she just put thyme in it and if you want an extra kick to it just put cayenne pepper. Thank you for the video because I had forgotten how she told me she made the dumplings I truly enjoyed the video. A thumbs up as well as a new subscriber 🤗🤗

  • Mimi H
    Mimi H 2 months ago +2

    You are SOOOOO FUN to watch!!!! I love your recipes, technical (but not TOO technical) instructions and the way you have of putting us all at ease with some "fancier" dishes. Thank you! ❤

  • 1001-digital
    1001-digital 5 months ago

    Hi Chef John, German here. I love to see my favorite potatoe side dish (dumplings) in your video! When I make dumplings, I only use salt and a bit of nutmeg as seasoning, never pepper. I also use a bit of potatoe starch together with the flour. If you have leftovers of the dumplings, slice them and fry them together with some bacon and onions. This is very tasty.

  • B D
    B D 4 months ago +1

    Thank you for these recipes! My husband loves potatoes. Me- not so much. These recipes sound good, and will add more variety to our menu. Plus, they all look very tasty, even for a non-potato lover!

  • Subarna Newar
    Subarna Newar 4 months ago +1

    I really enjoy your videos and can't wait to try a few, I do struggle with time but will never compromise on healthy cooking as I care for my family x

  • rfurley
    rfurley Month ago

    Thank you, I made the lemon potatoes last, their all gone, absolutely delicious 🎉

  • Mama Camaño
    Mama Camaño 3 months ago +1

    Thank you so much for sharing these recipes! I needed different ways to cook potatoes!🥰

  • Steven
    Steven 4 months ago +3

    Good Heavens! Now I'm going to have to make each and every recipe! 😋

  • Thomas Allison
    Thomas Allison 5 months ago +89

    The croutons in the middle help keep the dumplings from falling apart as they cook. All the potato eating countries make these and usually serve them with beautifully roasted pork. My Scots grannie made them 60 years ago Some receipts also have grated raw potato thoroughly dried and mixed in....We often had them for Hogmanay or Scots New Year...like this year!

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • Baerbel Scott
      Baerbel Scott 4 months ago +2

      There are three ways to make potato dumplings, one like shown in the video of cooked potato, one half (cooked) and half (raw) and another way all raw potatoes. All three recipes are delicious, best with roasts - schweinsbraten, sauerbraten. Insstead of all purpose flour I would recommend potato flour
      Anyway, guten Appetit 😋

    • Peace 2021
      Peace 2021 5 months ago +4

      Yes, we do them with grated raw potato as well. Will try Chef John’s way!

    • Martee Crosson
      Martee Crosson 5 months ago

      @Jesus Lord GO AWAY.

  • pigeon
    pigeon 4 months ago +1

    These are fantastic and I am going to cook them all! Thank you 😊

  • Valerie Pallaoro
    Valerie Pallaoro 5 months ago +4

    18:50 'for no apparent reason, we put the crispy cubes in the centre'
    I've made these before without the cubes and they tend to the stodgy in the centre. I'm a hunnert percent sure, now, that putting crisped bread cubes in the middle of the 'dough' would stop this from happening. I would guess that you could put crisped bacon, or cooked egg yolk, or even a dried fig in the middle and that, too, would work. Thanks for asking the question and making me think about it. You are truly wonderful.

  • jacqueline caldwell
    jacqueline caldwell 4 months ago +1

    Every recipe looks absolutely delicious! TFS

  • Wanda Greer
    Wanda Greer 5 months ago +2

    I love your videos, John! Thanks for all you do. I have a request please - K&W Cafeterias (on the East coast) has a dish called Ranch Potatoes. Can you do a video on this? Thanks - it is super delicious.

  • Traci Ann
    Traci Ann 5 months ago +80

    My first time watching. I first thought this guy talks a little strange. Then I decided I liked the way he was breaking his sentence in half, it helped me soak it in better. What really made me hit the subscribe was his humor. The recipes had me hitting the 👍🏻. I’m hooked 😀

    • Family Dutton
      Family Dutton Month ago

      @Elena Vaccaro that's what I thought too! I actually think he may have a script and is trying to not sound like he's reading it 🧐🤔🤭He has some good recipes though!

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • Shari Gardner
      Shari Gardner 3 months ago +1

      Love his voice too

    • the 3 j ’s
      the 3 j ’s 4 months ago +3

      His voice kinda aggravated me..the musical intonation... But I had to stop concentrating on that and listen to the recipe

  • sherry Kitakis
    sherry Kitakis 4 months ago +1

    My husband and I made the 1st one using my favourite potato spices and they were amazing!

  • Paula Koncki
    Paula Koncki 4 months ago +1

    Aaaah!!! Delicious!! The Dumplings is just as my mom use to made them!! You brought back great childhood memories! 🥰🍷🌼

  • Call Me a Cab
    Call Me a Cab 5 months ago +1

    every single one of these looked absolutely amazing. Oh and I, too, am a potato fanatic. So I totally get it.

  • Business Goose
    Business Goose 4 months ago +1

    I love listening to Chef Johns upbeat delicious food recipes. So few calming people out on the internet.

  • Deborah Lovel
    Deborah Lovel 5 months ago +97

    Chef John, I decided to try the fondant potatoes,, but I ran out of room in my oven (I was also roasting a spatchcocked chicken), so I used my large Dutch oven on my stove top. So far, so good! I'll post a photo after they're done cooking.
    Update: Sorry, the fondant potatoes were so yummy that they did not survive long enough for a photo.....

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • Kater Caters to Cats
      Kater Caters to Cats 4 months ago

      Is there a way to post photo here
      ? Years ago you could post a video

    • Jesus Lord
      Jesus Lord 4 months ago +1

      @Lady Wytch #JESUS FIRST This Is The Place For This Since He Died For All But Few Will Choose The Lord

    • Joe Shmoe
      Joe Shmoe 4 months ago +3

      @Jesus Lord blah blah blah.....buzz off, this is a cooking show!!

  • Mary Rose
    Mary Rose 5 months ago +4

    My first time watching, most enjoyable! Calming and inspirational, great recipes who doesn't love potatoes?
    Your kinda like bob Ross for food, that's a great compliment. TX much

  • Harriet Harlow
    Harriet Harlow Month ago

    Your recipes look fabulous! Definitely going to try making them.

  • Mags Bee
    Mags Bee 4 months ago +1

    You are hilarious!! All that dry wit! Cleverly entertaining. Can't wait to try all these great potato recipes! And yes, I definitely subscribed to your channel so that I can find your recipes easily because I love cooking in a fun environment!

  • Diane Leonar
    Diane Leonar 4 months ago

    All of these recipes are amazing. I’m gonna try them all. Thank you!

  • P G
    P G 3 months ago +1

    Thank you for this video!! I'm so excited to use some of your recipes on your website 😍

  • Sherry McMullin
    Sherry McMullin 4 months ago +1

    I can’t wait to try all of these!!!! And Chef John, you’re funny and good!!‼️💯🎉

  • Froggie Loves nature
    Froggie Loves nature 5 months ago

    I don’t know what I enjoyed more, the great potato recipes or your wonderful voice over! First time watching your channel,I have subscribed and looking forward to seeing all your past content and new videos! Merry Christmas from Bury,England x

  • The Rookie Chef (Young Reno)

    Greetings from The Rookie Chef here.. I love your skills here and will use the ideas for my cooking channel! Keep up the great work Chef! 👍

  • Robert Keeley
    Robert Keeley 5 months ago +149

    Your potatoes fondant video was a life changer for me. My favorite line is, "If it needs some more stock, add some, that's you cooking"!

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago +1

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • Mary Price
      Mary Price 4 months ago +1

      @Street travel oh go get em!

    • Linda Holmes
      Linda Holmes 5 months ago +1

      @swyman10 z

    • Ingrid M.
      Ingrid M. 5 months ago +5

      @swyman10 the next time you make this dish can I pretty please get an invite to dinner..? 🤗

  • MaryJane Green
    MaryJane Green 3 months ago +1

    Oh Yeah!😋 Thank you for sharing your recipes, I love homemade anything and living on a limited income these recipes are very useful. 😊

  • intuitive kat
    intuitive kat 4 months ago +1

    😱 Never too many potato recipes. Will be trying all of these soon. Thanks for posting. 🥔🍽

  • michael kyle
    michael kyle 5 months ago +2

    ive love the potato dumplings (Kartoffelkloesse). One thing i like to do with them is deep fry them as well. roll in seasoned flour, then egg wash, then roll in what ever type of bread crumb you choose and fry till golden brown...

    • Joe Shmoe
      Joe Shmoe 4 months ago

      Deep frying was my first thought. As is, probably very good, but crispy brown on the outside has to be great. - Cheers

  • Irene Haralabatos
    Irene Haralabatos 5 months ago +2

    This is the way my German grandmother made them when we visited Germany back in the 70s when I was a kid. They were delicious.

  • Ann Brookens
    Ann Brookens 5 months ago +62

    Yum!!! I'm a potato fanatic, too, so 5 of your best potato recipes in one video is perfect! By the way, ever since I watched your German potato salad video a couple of months ago, my daughter and I have been making it regularly! It was life-changing for us!

    • Patrick McKinley
      Patrick McKinley 5 months ago

      Hi 👋 Ann, can I talk to you for a moment?😊

    • xino✨z
      xino✨z 5 months ago +2

      Oooh. Nothing like a perfect german potato salad. So good. I'm so hungry

  • Gloria
    Gloria 13 days ago

    Loved your recipes..I will definitely try one when I host my dinner next Friday...cheers👌

  • Jeanne Taylor
    Jeanne Taylor 4 months ago +2

    I’d love to know how to make Cream Puff dough. My mother used to make Cream puffs filled with a custard. They were FABULOUS!💕

  • Sam Spade
    Sam Spade 5 months ago +1

    I love the way you season your narrative with subtle humor. 😉

  • Debra Walters
    Debra Walters 5 months ago

    Thank you for sharing! What gorgeous potato dishes! I would have been cooking these for the past forty years of cooking potatoes ! They will be favorites from now on! Blessings.

  • Deb Connelly
    Deb Connelly 5 months ago +5

    Also, a first time watcher, wondering where you’ve been all my life. So happy to have found this site because my menus need some serious revamping. Have to admit to some giggles which made watching a true delight. Can’t wait to try all of theses!!!

  • Malina Chainey
    Malina Chainey 2 months ago +1

    I'm so excited that I FINALLY know the name of those German potatoes dumplings. I've only had them 2x when I was a kid back in the late 90s early 00s at this amazing German restaurant called, The Black Forest Inn located in Northern NJ. I remembered they were hands downs my most favorite part of the meal, although the rest of the food I got was really good too. But I've always wanted to make them, but had zero clue what they were called. I can't wait to make these for myself and my family!

  • Christina D
    Christina D 4 months ago +2

    The Potato Romanoff reminds me what I've learned to call of Funeral Potatoes. I'm pretty sure Funeral Potatoes also include chicken broth or cream of chicken soup and often sport a crunchy topping of some kind, but are otherwise very similar. Unsurprisingly, Funeral Potatoes were the most common side dish served at funerals and memorials where I grew up. They are easy to make, great comfort food, and liked by most picky eaters.
    Your recipes look great! I will try some of the other recipes and techniques. I will never turn down good potatoes.

    • Granny Metalhead TV
      Granny Metalhead TV 4 months ago

      I agree but we call it Who Hash at our house because we usually have it at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Tom Wolfe
    Tom Wolfe 4 months ago

    I love your channel Chef John, and have gotten a some really good recipes from you, but I made the potatoes romanoff last night and it was really kind of not very good. The sour cream just kind of stayed clumped up in little pockets, and the whole thing was really salty from the white cheddar, and surprisingly greasy, also I guess from the cheese. I believe I followed the recipe faithfully, and my finished product looked exactly like yours. Sorry, it's not making it into the rotation. On the plus side, my wife liked it enough to stop me from throwing out the leftovers.

  • raymond goodman
    raymond goodman 5 months ago +86

    if I remember correctly, it's been well over 35 years since my Oma told me, the breadcrumb in the middle is to balance the moisture within the dumpling. she used to make these almost exactly like this but did add a generous amount of parsley to the mix...

    • radhika nambiar
      radhika nambiar 4 months ago +1

      @chipmouse 🌼💕

    • chipmouse
      chipmouse 4 months ago +2

      @radhika nambiar Aww, thanks for your lovely comment!

    • radhika nambiar
      radhika nambiar 4 months ago +3

      @chipmouse I didn't! Thank you for telling us, that sounds adorable 💕

    • chipmouse
      chipmouse 5 months ago +13

      @raymond goodman aww-little snow balls-that's what schneeballchen means-I love them!! I'm sure you knew that already.

    • raymond goodman
      raymond goodman 5 months ago +18

      I just talked to my mom & she confirmed my memory about the parsley & told me these dumplings are nicknamed “schneebällchen”
      she added, the bread inside is to help with even cooking not moisture etc.

  • Rosa Gonzalez
    Rosa Gonzalez 4 months ago +5

    I absolutely love this video, because, well, I love potatoes. I also love Chef John's voice! The commentary during is not only informational, but entertaining.

    • rlb2444
      rlb2444 Hour ago

      Yes, he has an excellent instructors voice. I think he is the only person that I have ever heard speak in a bullet point manner.

  • flowerj potter
    flowerj potter 4 months ago

    Love Chef John, haven't seen him for a while then voila this turns up on my feed.
    Ooh those fondant potatoes look glorious, I could eat the whole plate full.
    Yes greedy hog here when it comes to potatoes with butter....yum !

  • HisWordisLife
    HisWordisLife 5 months ago +2

    Whenever Chef John is on... I end up in the kitchen halfway through the video; he inspires me to cook and eat. Every time. Thank you John.

  • C Land
    C Land 5 months ago +1

    I made the Potatoes Romanoff w steak for Christmas dinner, oh my, SO good! Not a even a bite leftover. I mixed everything except the spuds, added the spuds last. Thank you Chef John for another exceptional recipe!! I'll make this dish for years to come.

  • Ute Hempel
    Ute Hempel 5 months ago +110

    In the very unlikely case you'd have leftover Kartoffelklöße you could slice them and fry them up like scalloped potatoes. As for why we Germans add fried bread cubes into them... a theory says it helps with having a consistent texture for the dumpling (no hard core or too moist core).

    • EinfachGesund
      EinfachGesund 3 months ago

      here you can get healthy recipes in 1-2 minutes without unnecessarily dragging them out

    • From Germany
      From Germany 4 months ago

      @LC sometimes, because most time nothing left over. 😎

    • kelli blue
      kelli blue 5 months ago +4

      One can NEVER have enough carbs. Especially where tasty taters and bread and butter are concerned. And especially when they're used together. :-)

    • 7DrunkenMermaids
      7DrunkenMermaids 5 months ago +1

      Gotta make way too many for having leftovers to fry in the morning. It's HEAVENLY

    • Neela DaBoda
      Neela DaBoda 5 months ago +1

      I didn't even know that there is another reason but just tastyness. My granny always put bread cubes in.

  • Cat Cain
    Cat Cain 5 months ago +1

    John, you need to have your own cooking show! You're entertaining, knowledgeable and fun these videos I'm watching of you, people would definitely tune into a show of this type. I know there are a lot of them, but I do think you have something to add to that network!

    • Cat Cain
      Cat Cain 3 months ago

      @Sue Castillo An actual Food Network show !

    • Cat Cain
      Cat Cain 4 months ago

      @Sue Castillo I meant his own show on the food network or other networks. And I think you knew full well what I meant. So thanks for that.

    • Sue Castillo
      Sue Castillo 5 months ago

      He does have his own show… this one🤔

  • Kim McKenzie
    Kim McKenzie 5 months ago +1

    That was epic! We do need the green chili aioli recipe.❤️ Merry Christmas Chef John and everyone else.

  • Faith's RV Trip
    Faith's RV Trip 4 months ago +1

    Making this, finally! And yes I am going to substitute the cheese! OMG! It's Stilton. I think it will rock with my NY strip!

  • Wendy Stumbaugh
    Wendy Stumbaugh 5 months ago

    You make me laugh out loud! And, I cannot wait to try these recipes!

  • Kathy Bittle
    Kathy Bittle 4 months ago +2

    I'd love to have the red cabbage recipe 😋

    GFWMOMOF2 2 months ago

    I love potatoes!
    Such a great video, with a sprig of humor tossed in.❤️

  • Trik Stari
    Trik Stari 5 months ago +1

    You could potentially cross cut those fondant potatoes on the ends you intend to sear, just to intensify the crustification factor.
    I will need to try that now.

  • Karen Caudle
    Karen Caudle 2 months ago

    Chef John's fondant potato recipe is my absolute favorite. Jamie Oliver's roasted potatoes are my second favorite.

  • norma emery
    norma emery 5 months ago +26

    This guy is terrific!! Explains everything so well. Good recipes too

  • Robert Green
    Robert Green 5 months ago +1

    I love this video! the potatoes ingredients is awesome, love these recipe.👍🥔🧅🥘🧆

  • Jackiejackiebootysmackie

    That steak looks amazing. And with those potatoes, lord help me. 😍

  • Fred Wills
    Fred Wills 4 months ago

    That strip steak was done perfectly. Yikes! My mouth was watering.
    Of course, every one of the potato recipes look awesome too!

  • Subplanter I
    Subplanter I Month ago

    Dude i love your delivery! Funny, informative, and easy to follow.

  • Teresa Proano
    Teresa Proano 4 months ago +1

    Chef John, couldn’t sleep so I watched your video… your explanation , voice inflection and video is brilliant.. can’t wait to try your recipes!

  • FissionChips
    FissionChips 5 months ago

    Those all sound and look amazing. Can't wait to try.

  • Barbara DeSelle
    Barbara DeSelle 4 months ago

    My goodness, I need to try each of these recipes. I too LOVE potatoes❣️❣️❣️. Thanks for sharing, as always.

  • Jill’s Comfort Zone
    Jill’s Comfort Zone 5 months ago

    Everything looks so good! Great recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  • Misc*Jen
    Misc*Jen 13 days ago

    These potato recipes are great!
    I love how you make funnies of eating them while still hot 🔥😁👍

  • debbie lente
    debbie lente 4 months ago

    As always John, you do amaze me, thank you for being YOU, much Love and Happy New Years to you and your family, God Bless

  • Jackie O
    Jackie O 5 months ago

    Fascinating. I don't think I would include cayenne but the rest looks amazing

  • Brenda Manning
    Brenda Manning 5 months ago +1

    They all look great especially the ones with lemon,always looking for potato recipes.

  • Cristy Perry
    Cristy Perry 4 months ago

    That looks delicious 😋

  • Danielle Moore-Porter
    Danielle Moore-Porter 5 months ago

    Chef John inspired me to go into culinary