Lefse and Norwegian Tradition

Lefse is a traditional Scandinavian/Norwegian dish or appetizer made of potatoes, salt, butter, water, milk, and flour. It is a fairly simple dish to make. You can eat lefse with a variety of toppings. The most popular are butter, cinnamon and sugar, peanut butter, and many more.

Do you have a specific way you enjoy Lefse What is your favorite lefse recipe?

Ragna’s Lefse Recipe- Potato Lefse Mix


Directions: Dissolve 1 1/3 stick of margarine or butter in 1 cup boiling water adding another  1 1/3 cup cold water. After margarine has been dissolved – add contents of this bag and blend with fork. For best results roll dough as thin as possible on a floured pastry cloth. Bake on an ungreased lefse grill, electric frying pan, etc. at approximately 500 degrees.

Bethany Housewares- Lefse Mix


Directions- In a 3 quart saucepan bring ¼ cup butter and 2 cups water to a boil, mix in contents of package #1. Cool. Add contents of package #2 and mix completely. Form 12 balls and place in towel-lined container, cover and refrigerate overnights. Roll out on floured Pastry Board and Cloth and bake at 500 degrees on Bethany Heritage Lefse Grill.

Makes 12 – 12” Lefse.