How to Make Lefse at Home

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Ever thought of any recipe which is tasty and super healthy? This sounds really surprising, right?. Many recipes are very tasty but lack that health factor. But this is not the case today. 


Today we are going to make a recipe that is very famous in the country called Norway. Any guesses on what are we going to make? Well, this dish is made with main potatoes, flour, milk and cream.

It is really a healthy recipe and I am pretty sure you all will like it very much. This recipe is known as Lefse. It is a very easy recipe and has a very good amount of nutritional elements.

I have learned this dish by consulting various books and have searched online. I still make it very frequently and I find it very delicious. So today, I thought to share this Lefse recipe with you guys, so that you can also enjoy some Norwegian food at your home. But here are some other amazing recipes that you should definitely try.

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Ingredients For Lefse

Potatoes10 pound
Heavy cream1/3 cup
Butter½ cup
Salt1 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
All purpose flour2 ½  cups

This a very small list of ingredients and you will get them from any supermarket or the grocery store nearby.

This recipe is not that difficult to make and takes minimal time to get completed. It takes only an hour to make this amazing recipe. Here are the details below.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation timeCooking timeTotal time
30 minutes30 minutes1 hour

I know you want me to tell you the secret of this recipe which makes it so delicious. Here we are, let’s start cooking the famous recipe of Lefse. This is the part that everyone waits for.

Lefse Recipe

Lefse recipe
  1. In a pan, put some potatoes covered with water and bring it to a boil. After they are soft, rinse the potatoes with cold water through a potato ricer.
  2. Mix some butter, cream, salt along with the riced potatoes and keep it aside for a few minutes.
  3. Now take flour and mix it with the potato mixture, form dough of the same mixture and roll out Lefse balls of small size.
  4. Roll out these balls of lefse into thin sheets in round shape on a pastry cloth.
  5. Cook these lefse sheets on a hot griddle until it has changed its color to brown from each side and edges. Let it cool a little bit and it’s ready to serve.

So, this was the recipe of perfect Norwegian Lefse which you can easily make at home without ordering it from outside. Try this at your home and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts of Lefse

If you are a health-conscious person, then I’ve mentioned the nutritional breakdown of Lefse.

Carbohydrates71.2 gm
Dietary fiber5.5 gm
Sugars3.2 gm
Fat6.6 gm
Cholesterol16.3 mg
Iron1.8 mg
Calcium27 mg

How To Lefse at Home | Video

To make this recipe with more precision, here is a video that I would prefer. Watch this video and know the exact recipe.

Norwegian Potato Flatbread (Lefse) - Food Wishes
Video by Food Wishes

I hope you guys like this Lefse recipe and please tell us your reviews and experiences in the comments box below. Till then stay safe and stay tuned for more recipes.

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