Norwegian Potato Lefse

READY IN: 12hrs 40mins
Recipe by Galley Wench

A traditional holiday bread that looks like a tortilla. It's made with mashed potatoes and is usually filled with cranberry relish or a preserve. I've not yet made this recipe, however it looks very authentic. Found it on

Top Review by tmhawkinson

I have been looking for a lefsa recipe. I grew up eating lefse and lutefisk every Christmas. Roll it up like a taco and UMMMM. Thank you for posting this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and cook potatoes in large pot of water.
  2. Drain and mash.
  3. In large bowl combine 8 cups mashed potatoes, cream, butter, salt and sugar.
  4. Cover potatoes and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Next Morning:.
  6. Mix flour into the mash potato mixture.
  7. Roll the mixture into 2 - 2 1/2 inch (approx.) balls.
  8. Place on plate and refrigerate to keep cold.
  9. Taking one ball out of the refrigerator at a time, roll dough on a floured board using a a rolling pin covered with cotton, until very thin (like a tortilla).
  10. Preheat griddle, iron skillet, or Lefse pan until very hot, reduce heat slightly.
  11. Cook each piece on the griddle until light brown.
  12. Remove to kitchen towel, cover to keep warm.
  13. Stack lefse on each other to keep moist.
  14. Serve with cranberry relish, preserves, or some like it with just butter with sugar sprinkled on it.

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