Mix the egg, 1 tablespoon of the the butter (melted/softened), the 1/3 cup
of water, and the 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix in the flour, but DON'T work the
flour much. Just enough to give it an even texture. Let it rest for 10
Meanwhile, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil, and add the 1 tablespoon of
salt. Dip a spoon into the boiling water, and then use the wet spoon to
pull off pieces of the dumpling mixture. Drop the dumpling into the
When all the dumplings have surfaced to the top of the boiling water,
remove them with a slotted spoon. rinse them with cold water and drain.
Heat remaining butter in a frying pan, and toss dumplings in the pan for a
few minutes. I lke it when then become slightly browned (crisp), as I
believe Josh does as well. You will not get them crisp all around... just
here and there..... Sprinkle lightly with salt and serve.