|Place of origin||Poland|
|Region or state||Poland, Lithuania, Belarus|
|Main ingredients||Potatoes, flour, cheese, fried bacon or onion|
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Kopytka, kapytki (literally "little hooves") are a kind of potato dumpling originating from Poland. They are very similar to gnocchi, although they are typically served baked with cheese, fried bacon or onion. The dish is a part of Polish, Belarusian and Lithuanian cuisines.
The Polish dish is usually cooked in salted water, whereas in Belarusian and Lithuanian cuisines kapytki is baked first, then stewed or boiled in water.
The word kopytka [kopyto "hoof", kopytko "little hoof", neuter singular nouns] is Polish for "little hooves," such as those of a small hoofed animal (for example, a goat). Kapytki is the Belarusian word for the same concept. Both refer to the structure of these dumplings, which are formed in the shape of hooves.
Knedle or Kluski (in Galicia) with fried bacon from Poland
Lithuanian kapytki in a mushroom sauce (Lithuanian: švilpikai)
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