Hungry Jack Lefse

Recipe by mandabears
READY IN: 32mins
YIELD: 20 lefse


  • 3
    cups instant potato flakes, the recipe calls for Hungry Jack Brand
  • 1
    cup water
  • 2
    tablespoons margarine or 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 34 - 1
    cup all-purpose flour, the recipe calls for PillsburyBEST


  • Heat an electric lefse griddle(which we have) or electric skillet to highest temperature(DH has made this on the stove on a regular griddel)/.
  • Measure potato flakes in large bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat water, salt and margarine to rolling boil.
  • Remove from heat, add milk.
  • Add liquid to potato flakes and stirr until flakes are moistened)mixture is crumbly).
  • Gradually add flour in small amounts to potato mixture.
  • Work with hands until a soft dough of rolling consistency forms, AVOID USING TOO MUCH FLOUR.
  • Form dough into a roll 10 inches long and 2 inches in diameter.
  • Cut roll into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap while rolling out each lefse.
  • On a well floured board or pastry cloth roll out each sli8ce of dough until paper thin.
  • transfer lefse to heated griddle using a lefse stick or spatula.
  • Bake about 1 minute or until brown spots appear on bottom surface.
  • turn and bake other side 30-45 seconds.
  • Place lefse between cloth dish towels to prevent drying out.
  • repeat with remaining slices.
  • cool completely.
  • To serve spread with butter and fold in quarters.
  • DH spreads his with butter, sprinkles with sugar and rolls them in saran wrap.