Grandma’s Never Fail Dumplings


Grandma’s Never Fail Dumplings

Submitted by: Ruthanne Lewis, SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative
Servings 6
Calories 491kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup lard or shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed optional
  • 12 drops yellow food coloring optional
  • 48 ounces chicken broth
  • Shredded chicken optional


  • Beat eggs and add 3/4 cup broth.
  • Mix flour and lard or shortening together.
  • Add salt, pepper, celery seed, yellow food coloring and broth mixture. Mix well and roll really thin.
  • Heat chicken broth to boiling. Add shredded chicken, if using. Drop dumplings into broth until done. Serve.


I have doubled the recipe and it works great. I like to double it and freeze half of the 
raw dumplings for a quick future meal.
Nutrition information: 491 calories; 26.3g fat; 1221mg sodium; 48.9g carbohydrates; 13.5g protein.