16 ounces medium Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup unbleached flour
3 quarts boiling water
1/2 pint sour cream
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
Mash the Cheddar cheese, then add the eggs, mixing well. Stir in the flour and salt. Drop by tablespoons into the rapidly boiling water. Cover and boil for 15 minutes.
Drain and serve with melted butter and sour cream. Sprinkle with chopped parsley or paprika, if desired.