Norwegian Lefse

Every Christmas since I was a little girl, my grandma always made lefse, now me and my dad make it together to give my grandma a break. It is such a treat at our house because it is very time consuming - but worth every minute. (Note: It works best when mashed potatoes are cold)

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  • In a large mixing bowl mix potatoes, milk, butter, salt and 3/4 cup of flour.
  • Kneed briefly on lightly floured board, adding flour to make the
  • dough non-sticky.
  • Divide dough into 12 equal balls; roll each on lightly floured
  • board into a circle paper thin.
  • Lightly oil a heavy skillet or crepe pan; set over medium heat.
  • Cook one at a time, until lightly browned, about one minute on
  • each side.
  • Stack on a plate with a paper towel in between each one.
  • Freeze leftovers, and thaw throughout the year and enjoy a favorite anytime.
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"Every Christmas since I was a little girl, my grandma always made lefse, now me and my dad make it together to give my grandma a break. It is such a treat at our house because it is very time consuming - but worth every minute. (Note: It works best when mashed potatoes are cold)"

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  1. Pinaygourmet 345142
    My husband's family is Norwegian and lefse is a traditional Christmas and Thanksgiving treat. I've recently learned how to make lefse and he absolutely loves them specially when they're hot straight out of the griddle, slathered with butter and lingon berry jam of course. This is a great short-cut version.
  2. kittycatmom
    This recipe is wonderful, and very simple!!! I have had a lefse rolling pin since I was child -- a gift from my Norwegian babysitter. I have her recipe, but it is sooooo time consuming! I was happy to use this recipe and save time in the process! These are also really yummy with melled butter and a little brown sugar then roll em up. We had these as an after school snack often when I was a child.
  3. Elisa72
    This was my first time making or eating lefse - and we're all hooked! These are better than any french crepes that I've had. I served them with butter and powdered sugar. Next time I'll try jelly. Now I'll be cooking extra potatoes every time I make mashed potatoes just so I can make these! Thank you for a great recipe!
  4. sonflowergurl93
    I've been making lefse for several years. This is the easiest recipe I've found, and it turned out PERFECT this year! We make this for Christmas and eat it like a wrap with potatoes and smoked salmon. It's also great warm with butter and cinnamon sugar.
  5. Brandons Babe
    My Boyfriend absolutely loves lefse and i made it with this recipe and he adored it! Lefse tastes marvelous warm buttered with a bit of cinnamon and sugar on it, fruit jam or jelly, or just plain. This recipe rocks! Lefse is easy to make and has more uses than a tortilla!
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