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Norwegian Potato Klub


"Norwegian Klub is a dish my mother made when we were growing up. I like to have it topped with bacon grease, and my wife likes them brushed with butter and sprinkled with sugar. Sliced and fried the next day these are a hearty breakfast meal. If you have a grinder, you may grind the potatoes instead of grating."
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1 h 30 m servings 553 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove bacon from the pan, and reserve the grease.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder. Stir in potatoes to make a sticky dough.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add 2 teaspoons of salt. Squeeze the potato mixture into 6 or 7 dumplings, or your desired size. Drop carefully into the boiling water. Simmer for 45 to 60 minutes. Remove to a platter with a slotted spoon.
  4. Serve with bacon grease brushed over the top, and crumbled bacon. These may also be sliced and fried the next day for another great meal.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 553 calories; 13.3 g fat; 94.1 g carbohydrates; 14.7 g protein; 19 mg cholesterol; 1071 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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We call it 'FreskaKrub.' Make a dent to put in diced salt pork & heavily pepper before sealing it. Boil for 1 hour (about the size of a baseball) Serve with butter. Make the dumplings with WET H...

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It looked exactly like the picture but tasted bland.

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We call it 'FreskaKrub.' Make a dent to put in diced salt pork & heavily pepper before sealing it. Boil for 1 hour (about the size of a baseball) Serve with butter. Make the dumplings with WET H...

When I lived in Norway in Sor Trondelag, the Klubb was made with Barley flour and the shredded potatoes were first rinsed (get some the starch out). the Salt Pork was served on the side. The Klu...

My Norweigian great grandmother made this receipe for her husband and 12 children growing up on a farm in Minnesota. Klub (we call it KRUB). I was raised on this stuff, which is my favorite food...

This is similiar to the recipe I grew up with. We didnt use baking powder though and instead of dropping the dumplings in boiling water, we actually put them in cheese cloth and so you can make...

Good basic recipe. As a full blooded Norwegian growing up in Norway I would suggest halving the all purpose flour and doing the rest of it with barley flour. You can also use oatmeal to make the...

This is a comfort food for anyone with a Norwegian heritage. The only difference is we added ground cloves to the potato mixture, and served with butter. She is right when saying that they are g...

Excellent Recipe, the potato balls were firm and tasty. Next time I will try to squeeze more of the water out since they tended to fall apart when I first put them in the boiling water.

I was reading other members reviews and I noticed that people were having problems with their Klub falling apart. I make Klub several times a year by grinding my potatoes in an old fashioned mea...

Oh gosh was I excited when I seen this! My Grandma Dole use to make this all the time while I was growing up. After she passed, nobody knew how to make it, my Mom never learned! This is defin...