Monday, February 6, 2012

The Monday Recipe Blog

Hello, hope you are doing good as we head into the dead of winter, otherwise known as February.....

This blog features Lois Elaine Mueller's recipes every Monday.   Lois' heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties.

Today's recipe is a little different - it's a traditional German dish known as KartoffelKloesse.  Lois had two recipes, and I will publish the other one next Monday.  The Muellers were of German descent and enjoyed many traditional treats.  KartoffelKloesse are potato dumplings.  These are good with sauerkraut or any kind of gravy.

Lois Elaine's KartoffelKloesse:

2 c. mashed potatoes
1 c. flour
1 egg
2 slices bread
salt to taste
butter for browning

Cut bread into small cubes and brown slowly in a little butter. To the mashed potatoes, add egg, salt and work in the flour until smooth.

Put in bread cubes to the mixture and mix lightly.  Put a little flour in palm of hand and take enough potato mixture to make a ball about 2 inches in diameter.  Make the balls until the mixture is used up.  Then drop them into a pan of salted boiling water.  Cover tightly and let boil slowly for 20 minutes.

Do not lift the lid until done.  Use large fork to put on platter.

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