Here’s not one, but two traditional Amana Colonies recipes! What a good way to make use of potatoes that were grown in abundance on the “home acres”.
Gekochte Kartoffel Klösse – Boiled Potato Dumplings
4 cups boiled riced potatoes
½ cup flour
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 slices bread, cut in cubes
1 medium-sized onion, minced
2 tablespoons butter
Blend potatoes, flour and seasoning. Add eggs. Brown bread cubes and onion in butter and add. Mix well and form into dumplings. Cook in boiling, salted water five to seven minutes. Serve with onion sauce. (See below)
Zwiebel Sosse Für Kartoffel Klösse – Onion Sauce for Potato Dumplings
½ cup minced onion
3 tablespoons lard
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups water
1 tablespoon cream
Dash of vinegar
Brown onions slightly in hot fat. Add flour and stir slowly. Add water, a little at a time, to make a smooth sauce. Take from fire, add cream and vinegar. Do not overbrown onions as sauce should have a creamy color.
These recipes are from the Amana Colony Recipes cookbook, and are reprinted with permission of the Homestead Welfare Club. Zuber’s is located in Homestead and we serve our guests traditional recipes such as these.
The book is a collection of traditional Amana Colonies recipes and features family-size recipes of the foods prepared and served in the Amana villages for over a century. The recipes were compiled by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. To purchase a copy of the book, please contact Elaine Zuber at email@example.com or 319-622-3099.