Monday, March 29, 2010
Potato Klub (kloob)
OK here it goes..... this is not for the faint of heart or the kitchen novice. I grew up with my great grandma making this, only occasionally but it was quite a treat every time. I married a man who's mother used to make it in her restaurant, she actually taught me hands on how to do it. Thanks Carolyn! It is an absolute favorite. I have heard it has Norwegian as well as German roots. No dieters allowed past this point!
All amounts are approximate, it is not an exact kind of recipe, it is more about technique. This is a large recipe that will make about 25 klubs.
Boil ham bone in a large, very large pot filled half way.( I use my canner and another large aluminum pot) If you don't have a ham bone you can simply boil water and season with ham seasoning.
Peel approximately 15 pounds of potatoes and cut into pieces like this
place ground potatoes into cool water, by handfuls, SQUEEZE the water and starch out of them and place into another bowl.
Now chop ham, left over or a Jenny-o ham, into 1/2 in squares, set aside.
When you are done....some fun things to know....here is all the starch sitting in the water bowl after grinding.