Thursday, November 18, 2010


special family recipe

Equipment needed: Lefse board, Lefse turner, Lefse Grill
Equipment needed: I heart lefse apron. Use those muscles to mix
the potato mixture, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt!
Ready the assembly line
"Roll the balls thin enough so you can see the writing underneath!" says the Lefse Nazi
Carefully transport the lefse to the grill. Sometimes it sticks
to the board and tears... and we don't' like our lefse holey!
It's all in the wrist
Let it cook on the grill for a minute on each side till you see spots.
Butter and Cinnamon sugar are a must.
Roll it up and eat it!
8 Cups Red Potatoes
1/2 Cup Butter (1 Stick)
1/2 Cup Cream
Prepare as like whipped potatoes, cover, refrigerate overnight

3 Cups of Potato Mixture
1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash of Salt

Use a pastry cutter and work dough till it comes together. Form into 1/4 -1/3 cup balls. Roll thin and bake on lefse grill at 450 - 500 degrees.

(With a strong ND accent) Up here in Nort Dakota we make lots a lefse for da holidays, ya! (End strong ND accent) I have lots of memories making lefse with my mom (the 'Lefse Nazi')and sister. Serve with butter and cinnamon-sugar mixture and embrace Norwegian heritage.

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