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Potato Klubb (Norwegian Potato Dumplings) Recipe
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Potato Klubb (Norwegian Potato Dumplings)

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"This is a traditional Norwegian main dish. My grandmother always served it with fresh peas. As good as the potato klubb are the first day, they're even better the second day sliced and fried in butter until golden brown. We like to have them for breakfast with fried eggs."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Mix the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, baking powder, and pepper together in a bowl. Place the potatoes and onion in a large bowl, and stir in the flour mixture until thoroughly blended. Use floured hands to knead the potato mixture in the bowl until it takes on the quality of stiff bread dough. Add additional flour if the dough is too sticky.
  2. Pinch off a tennis ball-sized piece of dough and shape it around a cube of ham, completely covering the ham, to form a ball. Repeat with remaining dough and ham cubes. Set aside any extra ham.
  3. Fill a large pot with water, add 2 teaspoons salt and any extra ham, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Carefully slide the balls into the boiling water, a few at a time. Loosen any sticking to the bottom of the pot. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on a plate. Serve hot with melted butter.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 11, 2010

This recipe brings back so many memories. I make it mostly in the winter. I found you have to use red potatoes so they stay together. I also use cubed salt pork which is what my grandmother and mother always made it with. My mother used a grinder but I use a processor and the grinding blade. After many years of making this I found the key to success is putting the ground potatoes into a sieve and squeeze as much of the liquid out before you add the flour. It is wonderful sliced and fried in butter the next day. We always serve it with a lot of butter, salt, and pepper. My grandmother called it klubb. It is good old fashioned comfort food.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 15, 2010

I made these for our traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner. Somehow they turned a weird grey-purple color and were tasteless. I don't know what could have been done to save these.

May 06, 2010

My son made this with me for Easter Brunch. He deceided to fry a pound of bacon and then crumble it up and mix it in the dough. He also could find only organic red potatoes at the store. There was almost no water that drained off them. I have made these for over 30 years and this was the best batch I have ever had. We called it Krub in my family too. We make them about tennis ball size and then slightly flatten them. They cook faster that way. My mom made them the size of baseballs and they took much longer to cook. Good comfort food.

Dec 04, 2008

I grew up with this (my ancestors' area of Norway called it kumle), and I've FINALLY found the recipe my grandma must have used. It has nothing to do with the recipe, but I've never been able to find the ham Grandma used to serve alongside the kumle, never inside. I also used at least half again as much flour to make the "thick bread dough" consistency. Thank you!

Oct 26, 2009

We also made it this way and called it Krub. We grind the potato or run them through the food prossesor...preferably grinding. mix with your hands and be prepared to get really full of goop. keep adding flour untill it is fairly stiff and sticky. make a "nest" of potato/flour in hand and add the diced ham. I totally agree about the next days breakfast....YUM

May 01, 2008

A person might try using regular cooked and shredded pork instead of ham. Add chopped onion and salt/pepper with the pork inside the dumpling. Try using a blender created thick soup mixture of potato instead of grated. Make the dumplings about the size of a half baseball but oblong.

Jun 14, 2010

My father made this recipe...called kumle...and I remember he put pulsa (a fat norwegian hot dog) or lamb in the middle. I also remember he used potato flour instead of the regular flour. He boiled this in a big pot filled with turnips, pulsa, and lamb. It was one of my favorites, along with fislkebola, krumkaka, wafla and a prune dessert with cream at Christmas.

Jan 20, 2010

Several generations of my family love this and consider it a special treat! We called it Koomlah, and we all love it fried the next morning too. We have frozen some of the koomlah for a few weeks and that works well also. I will try it with the ham cubes, it should be good.


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  • Calories
  • 378 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 911 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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