Indian Dumplings

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Bill Neal's Southern Cooking

By Bill Neal

Published 1985

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These gnocchi-like cornmeal dumplings are commonly cooked in a pot of greens, but may be added to hearty stews or vegetable soups.


  • 1 cup (235 ml) cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Combine the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Add the boiling liquid very slowly, working the meal well with the back of a wooden spoon. Work in the bacon fat if desired. The dough must be very thick, but wet enough to hold together without cracking. Divide into 16 portions and shape into balls. Fl