[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Food

josie Schmidt josie_schmidt at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 29 13:04:30 PDT 2008

I just rememebered the name and it was german and I am probably spelling it wrong but it was Knepft with silent k.
Also thanks for the information about Heidelberg. Every piece of information I get is greatly appreciated.

> From: grannyblue at peoplepc.com> To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:17:12 -0400> Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Food> > Rita Lyster asked about a recipe for potato dumplings. I'm afraid I don't> have an exact recipe but I would like to share this story told by my Uncle> Ed, now deceased, (in his own words) about potato dumplings and pancakes> growing up during the depression in Michigan. I think it indicates how the> original recipe may have been adapted and was still served with "bacon" and> onions.> > "Supper? Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, if we were lucky to get a sack of> potatoes along with the sack of flour, a scoop of lard, kind of second hand> stuff, a bag of salt and were very lucky to still have one meat "stamp" left> from last month's quota, you could get a chunk of saltpork,. Now that went> mighty good mixed in with that batch of potato-dumplings Mom used to make> every now and then. It's surprising how our Mothers used to be able to cut> up a little chunk of salt pork into little nibblets, mix a handful of finely> chopped up onion tops, toss them into a pan of hot simmerin ' lard, let it> all sizzle a while, till the kitchen started to get a bit blue from their> smoke, then she would dump the whole batch, lard and all, into the big pot> of potato dumplings after they were drained off and were cooled enough to> stir all that stuff together, to make sure our whole family of seven will> all get a few nibbles of pork chips and burnt onion tops along with those> well lubricated dumplings! .....................All the kids, German,> Polock, Belgian, even French & Italian in our neighborhood learned to like> Potato pancakes, even if it was a German Polock specialty! Our Mothers> sometimes had a whole stack of them, sometimes six inches up, didn't make no> matter to us kids."> > Cynthia Howland> > _______________________________________________> Ger-Poland-Volhynia Mailing List hosted by> Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe http://www.sggee.org> Mailing list info at http://www.sggee.org/listserv

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