• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 1 Servings


  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 4 c Potatoes; Riced Or Mashed
  • -Salt
  • (Not Packaged Potato Buds)
  • 1 1/2 c Flour; (No More)
  • 2 tb Melted butter
  • 2 tb Shortening; Melted


Regarding LEFSE: I am 100% Norwegian and grew up on lefse. In the midwest
it was made by sweet little ladies who packaged it at home and sold it by
word of mouth or in smaller markets. Several members of my family could
make it and I fortunately have a very good recipe from a cousin. It takes
practice and patience but it is well worth the effort.

Add the shortening and butter to the potatoes FIRST. You do not want to add
too much flour, barely 11/2 cups total, so I usually add about half that
and use the rest to roll it out as that is the most difficult part. Work
into a smooth dough and divide into balls about golfball size. (This
depends on the size of lefse you want.) Keep the balls in the refrigerator
while rolling dough because it rolls better if cool. Cool the balls for at
least an hour before you start rolling them.

The rolling is the tough part. As I said, keep the dough cool, flour the
board well and roll the balls out as thin as you can. You need to be fast .
Some people use a floured cloth on which to roll. You can buy long wooden
paddles to transer the "crepe" to a griddle. At any rate,transfer the
"crepe" to a hot griddleteflon helps. Cook at about 425 until it begins
to bubble, turn and cook until it bubbles up from the griddle.Remove and
let cool.

It really takes a lot of practice to make lefse. It ends up to look a lot
like a tortilla but that is where the likeness stops. Lefse is used much
like bread. It is buttered and rolled up and eaten with the meal. Another
way is to put butter and mayonnaise on it, roll it around meat and eat it
like a burrito.

Good luck!

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?