Lefse Lessons with Grandma

Photo courtesy: Jenny Holm

November 16, 2010 The upcoming holidays, for many, is a time of preparing special, time-honored recipes. Many are family traditions to be passed down from generation to generation. This is one of those dishes that the Sylvester family, of Minnesota, does year after year: making lefse. What is a lefse? Simply put, it’s a “traditional soft Norwegian flatbread”. It’s made from potatoes, flour, butter, salt and sugar. Simple ingredients, yet an experienced hand might be handy to have nearby!

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For those who would like to see them being made, here is a video of a woman who has been making them for 25 years. She offers her recipe and instructions, too.

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