This is a traditional Norwegian recipe that would be made for Christmas and other holidays. my Great-Grandmother, Mina Taylor learned from her parents who brought it with them when they emigrated from Norway in the late 18 90's. They would spend hours making this dish with a lot of steps and some difficulty. My Grandma taught me this as an easier way and can be done in about an hour or so. If you don't have a stand mixer, you can stir the potatoes by hand, but it will take more work from you and will take a little bit longer to make. Enjoy!