Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lefsa (South View Farm style)













Posted by PicasaLefsa is a Norweigen, flatbread and if you follow Far Side of Fifties blog she and her hubby also make these.  My family started making these when my mom married my step dad.   My step grandparents made them every year for Christmas along with oyster dressing.    Now the hubby and I make them most years.   We love them, they are made with (we use fresh mashed potatoes) instant potatoes, evaporated milk and butter and lots and lots of flour, but FSOF puts honey in hers and I think next year we will try that ourselves!   She is right,  everyone has their own way of making them.  The hubby uses the griddle and I do the rolling out.  It tooks us most of the day to do a batch.  It is not a fast process, but our industrial mixer sure helped us this year with them.   Hope you all have a great day.

8 comments:

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Lisa, I only watch..my husband, daughter and her hubby did all the work! Here is a good recipe from a friend of mine:)
http://buffalogal.areavoices.com/2011/12/18/recipe-for-denise/

Linda said...

Thanks for the idea.....I haven't had lefsa in a long while. Thanks for the recipe Far Side.

dennisranch said...

Dang! Wish I was there! My mother was a full blooded scandahoovian, so we used to get lefsa when I was young. Cindy and I tried it, but it came out doughy and not too good. Don't know what we did wrong. It didn't taste right. I like it with just butter and lots of it. and REAL butter, not that cow salve they sell as butter!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Where's the final result of all that work? I love flat bread, but haven;t had any for years. What do you typically eat it with?

~Lisa

lisa said...

Far Side,
We have a great easy recipe, just never thought of putting honey it before.

Linda,
I should of put a recipe up but we don't use one hardly, it is just a matter of mixing things just right!

JB,
We usually make ours with boxed instant potatoes and this year is the first year we decided to use the real thing and it was trial by error on rather we would get the right amount of flour or not. I know they take a lot of flour!

Lisa,
We spread butter and what ever else we like to put on it. My hubby likes to put peanut butter on it.

Crystal said...

I love lefse, but it is very time consuming, we make mashed potatoes early and freeze them so when its time to make the lefse we have the potatos ready. I do like your idea of using the mixer though, would save a lot of effort of mixing.

Crystal said...

I love lefse, but it is very time consuming, we make mashed potatoes early and freeze them so when its time to make the lefse we have the potatos ready. I do like your idea of using the mixer though, would save a lot of effort of mixing.

Crystal said...

I love lefse, but it is very time consuming, we make mashed potatoes early and freeze them so when its time to make the lefse we have the potatos ready. I do like your idea of using the mixer though, would save a lot of effort of mixing.