Later on during our trip I was able to enjoy a different Norwegian treat for the first time. It’s a potato dumpling called ‘klub’ (pronounced klube). Talk about a heavy duty comfort food! Uf-da!
It starts with boiling up a ham bone (with plenty of meat still attached) to make a rich broth.
Then you grind or grate raw potatoes…
…and make a thick dough. Form the dough into a ball. Some people add a chunk of ham to the center; my friend doesn’t.
Then you drop them into the ham broth and boil for almost 2 hours.
And there you have ham with potato klub. They are also good cut up and pan fried. I warn you now…they are addicting.
There’s a good blog post about making klub at http://www.northdakotakitchen.net/2010/03/potato-klub-kloob.html
And here’s a recipe I found that seems close to my friend’s recipe.
Raw potatoes, grated
Salt, if needed
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Bake ham in oven as directed. When done, pour off juice into a large kettle of boiling water. Then peel and grate the desired amount of potatoes in a large bowl (add salt, if needed), 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and enough flour to stick together, enough to shape into the desired size dumpling. Drop dumpling into boiling water and cook until done.