TexWisGirl and I were yakking. She mentioned Red-Headed Dumplings and that got my curiosity going. I have made dumplings my whole life but I never met any red-headed ones. So I ask which is the only way you find out an answer during a conversation. Why are they called Red-Headed? Simple answer, Because they are red. Not satisfied with that I had to know WHY they were red. From cooking...Okay. I know she was patient with my questions. I guess she figured me being from Arkansas she might have to draw me a picture. Instead of drawing me a picture, she send me a copy of her Mamma's very own hand-written recipe. Pay-dirt!!!!
TWG said her mom was requested to make these for any family gathering. That's why the recipe makes so many. You can also make them and freeze them. If you're as excited as I was you will want to save a copy of this. My dumplings have always just basically been biscuit dough, seasoned and dropped into my meat and broth pot. I have had flat dumplings in the far South of Georgia but I have never had Red-Headed dumplings...until today.
Then you deep fry them.
Here are my pitifully pale dumplings cooking in my deer broth.
And here's a steaming spoon full of deer meat and dumplings.
Then I threw my fried Texas Dumplings in, kinda added some color to the pot.
See...pale and color!
Hubby and I ate lunch.
This bowl is going to Marcy's.
I have enough for supper.
In fact, Hubby has already had a second bowl.
Thank you, Theresa and Theresa's Mom for the great recipe.