Tuesday, 10 November 2009


This is potato dumplings, and depending on where in Norway we live, we have 3 different names for this dish.

"Komler", as we call it in Stavanger is served with lamb meat and/or sausage, together with mashed turnip. “Komler” are made of raw potatoes.

My late grandmother who lived further north, always called them “Klubb”
And in and around  Bergen (Norways second biggest city) they call them “Raspeball”

15 comments:

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

That looks delicious - despite the fact that I'm a vegetarian! I will have to discover how to make dumplings from raw potato. What do the different words to describe them signify?

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Jacob said...

Looks yummy.

Leif Hagen said...

COMFORT FOOD - delicious photo! Yumm, yumm!

Kaori said...

Are they different from mashed potatoes? Looks really good :)

Vogon Poet said...

I'll scoop the plate just now a 9 am! Even here many different local names for practically the same thing...

Andreea said...

"You say "potato," I say "patattah".." :)
Looks delicious, especially now in cold weather.

Mo said...

Looks similar to a french dish

B SQUARED said...

Your menus must be very confusing, even to the locals.

glduro_marieloupe said...

Looks yummy, despite the fact that we had lunch just now!

glduro_marieloupe said...

BTW, in Brazil, we have the same problem. Things, and a large part of the food, have several names along the country.

brattcat said...

Was this particular dish prepared at home or in a restaurant?

Rob and Mandy said...

Whatever you call it, it looks delicious!

Gunn White said...

I have to admit that my husband is the one who is absolutely the best one to make food. I love most food, but I have never been good at making dishes like this. This photo was taken in a bistro, where they serve "komler" every Tuesday. But I do not eat this heavy stuff, more than a few times a year.

Marie-Noyale said...

A nice meal it must be comforting to smell at home, coming back from work on a windy "wintery" day!!

midwesttomidlands said...

Wow, I was glad to see this pic. I always wonderered if they ate kumla in Norway. I grew up in Iowa, USA with my great-grandparents immigrating from Kvitsoy Island. We called the above dish kumla and they serve it in restaurants locally in Iowa. Best with lots of melted butter on top!