Recipe by Viking Knitter
Lefse is a traditional soft Norwegian flatbread made out of potatoes and cooked on a griddle. I like it with butter and cinnamon-sugar, or use it to roll up lutefisk and mashed potatoes in. My grandfather emigrated here from Norway when he was small, and I am enamored with all things Norwegian!
Top Review by Chef @my
This looks the closest to the recipe my great grandparents always used. A lot of people make the mistake of using oil when authentic lefse uses absolutely no oil. I've got a few other family recipes for scandinavian treats that have been passed down through our family if you'd like them email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 3 -4 potatoes
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups flour, plus extra
- flour, for kneading (I like to put about a cup or so in a small bowl for easy-shmeezy use)
Directions See How It's Made
- peel, wash, and dry the potatoes.
- grate them using a hand grater or a food processor.
- add the milk, salt, flour and mix well.
- cover with a damp towel and let sit overnight.
- the next day: on a flour covered board, roll out dough very thin.
- Cut it into 6" round circles.
- transfer to heated non-stick griddle or skillet one at a time and lightly cook on each side until it gets little brown spots.
- wrap in warm towel until ready to serve.