Norwegian Potato Dumplings

Norwegian Potato Dumplings

Norwegian Potato Dumplings

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.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 30 minutes

Ingredients for making Norwegian Potato Dumplings

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 8 ounces cooked ham, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup melted butter

Directions for making Norwegian Potato Dumplings

  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Fill a large pot with water, add 2 teaspoons salt and any extra ham, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Carefully slide the balls into the boiling water, a few at a time. Loosen any sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  6. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on a plate. Serve hot with melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 378
  • Total Fat 23g
  • Saturated Fat 15g
  • Cholesterol 61mg
  • Sodium 911mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin C 15mg
  • Calcium 31mg
  • Iron 2mg
  • Potassium 371mg

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