Alternative namesKrumplinudli, nudli
Place of originOriginally Hungarian Jewish community, today mainly the United States, also Israel
Created byAshkenazi Jews
Main ingredientsMashed potatoes, eggs, flour, water, streusel

Shlishkes (the plural form is standard) is a potato-based small dumpling of Hungarian Jewish origin, and are a popular part of the Jewish cuisine of the Ashkenazi community.


It is formed from a soft dough of cooked mashed potatoes, egg, flour and water; the dumplings are boiled and rolled in sugar and hot buttered caramelized breadcrumbs (streusel)[1] or in browned breadcrumbs as a savory preparation.

See also


  1. ^ Nathan, Joan (2006-12-13). "From Hungary, for Hanukkah, From Long Ago". New York Times.