Aurora McBee Recipe

Kumle (Norwegian potato dumplings)

By Aurora McBee aurora

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Aurora's Story

Kumle (pronounced koom lah) is a dish that can be found at every single one of my family's get togethers. Weddings, funerals, homecomings....any excuse to have Grandma Mickey make kumle is a good excuse. Now, Grandma is a great cook. She's been feeding a large family and an even larger ranch crew for over 50 years. But you ought to see all the people that show up for kumle!

Serve them with butter and then slice the leftovers the next morning and pan fry them.


picnic ham
10 lb
large yellow onion
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
baking powder
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Directions Step-By-Step

Cook picnic ham in water for 2 to 2 1/2 hours in large soup pot. Remove and place on a cutting board to cool. Keep ham broth in pot on stove to boil.
Peel potatoes and grind in a meat grinder. Also grind the onion. Combine potatoes, onion, salt and baking powder. Add flour until the consistency is firm. Drop a small ball into the boiling broth. If it doesn't come apart you've added enough flour.
Dice cooled ham into small bits. Stir into potato mixture.
Roll generous tablespoons of potato mixture into balls. Drop into boiling ham broth. Boil for 20 minutes.
Serve with butter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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    Craig Clark CRClark1967 - Feb 9, 2011
    I'm a Sweed and we have something similar to this, This looks great and I can't wait to try it.
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    Aurora McBee aurora - Feb 9, 2011
    Hi Craig! What do you Sweeds call yours?
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    Craig Clark CRClark1967 - Feb 9, 2011
    don't know, It's been a long time, I'll ask my aunt who still speeks Swedish.
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    Aurora McBee aurora - Nov 18, 2011
    Aurora McBee [aurora] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
    Scandinavian Delights
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    Jennifer Reinke topmom3 - Jan 1, 2012
    Aurora---OMG! Just stumbled upon this discussion group. Have only been a member since November. My sister and I were just talking about this the other day, you see our Mom passed away in March and she was about the only one left out of the 13 kids (2 left now) who made this. My sister and I were feeling sorry for ourselves, because we never really watched her make the Kumle. and she never wrote the recipe down. Thank you so much for posting this. It brought tears to my eyes!