Have You Heard of a Fried Dumpling Called Kichler?
My mother is the Granddaughter of Alsatian immigrants (Staeblers from Strasbourg) and she claimed her grandmother made two types of "dumplings" one was dampfneudler (sp?) which was steamed...but not served as a dessert as in recipes I've seen.
The other was kichler...a dough that was fried in oil...it may have been first boiled in salt water then fried.
I have never found recipes of either as my mother described eating them as a child. The supposed dampfnuedler with cherry pie filling and cool whip is NOT what she ate...