10 April 2009

Recipes of the Lost City: Klube's Bavarian Potatoes

I have written quite a bit about Klube's, the "Little Luchow's" on 23rd Street, lately, so it seems appropriate to print one of their recipes.

The German eatery was well-known and respected enough in the 1950s to be mentioned a few times in the New York Times. That paper is where I found the below recipe, which I have tried and can vouch for as a simple and satisfying side dish.

Mother Klube’s Bavarian Potatoes

1 quart large potato cubes
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 T. butter
1 T. vinegar

Boil potatoes in salted water, drain and place in a covered vegetable dish. Saute onion in butter till well browned. Add vinegar and pour over potatoes.

In other Klube's news, the descendant of the restaurant's founder who contacted me recently was kind enough to send me a picture of Agnes Klinger Klube, the wife of founder Carl August Klube. There she is above. What can you say but "Wow." That was one smart-looking, self-assure lady. One can just see her strolling around Madison Square Park.

Previous Recipes of the Lost City

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just a relevant or not aside-
The present restaurant (but mostly a
bar now )is also where the NYPD 13th precinct have their community precinct council Christmas party each year.