Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I went out to B and B Farms

Here is the tractor picking up the spuds.

They were all neatly placed every few rows so that it is easier to pick them all up.  
Into the truck!

Looking at the pictures makes me think of Scrooge McDuck, swimming in his vault full of coins. Can you imagine having this many of anything?

Potatoes being unloaded and moved into their storage area.

Needless to say we are richer in potatoes than when I left that morning

I decided to make Lefse.

Have you ever tried it?

Lefse is a think Scandinavian tortilla type thing, you can find them at almost any grocery store in Minnesota, and you will often find them served on holidays.

My grandma gave me some lefse making equipment, which is pretty specialized,
 though you can get the job done
 with things that you have in your own kitchen.

To make lefse you should have a big grooved rolling pin, a large round board covered with canvas
and this cool long stick.

There is even a lefse cozy to keep it nice and warm.

you will also need a large round nonstick grill.

To make lefse you will need to boil potatoes, rice them and then let them cool.

The recipe varies depending on the cook, but the recipe I like best is

4 cups of riced potatoes, cooled
1 stick of butter - melted
2 cups of flour

Mix the butter, potatoes and salt.

Knead in the flour. just using enough so the dough is no longer sticky.

Break off egg sized pieces, and roll them into balls and put into the fridge.

Take one out at a time

Flour your work space, and roll out the lefse very thin. When it is ready, you will need to use your stick to pick it up, otherwise it will tear.

Starting at the edge, roll your lefse around the stick.

When you are to the center, bring it over to your grill.

Slowly unroll it.

Let it cook until you start to see bubbles, flip over with your stick and cook the other side.


I like to fold them into fourths and stack them up- that way they stay nice and warm!

Serve with butter and cinnamon sugar or lingonberry jam.

I brought this batch to book club- it was wonderful!

1 comment:

  1. Loved this post - the potato farm visit and photos are wonderful, and thanks for the Lefse intro!