Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 05:54:02 -0800
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Joanne McCubrey)
Leftover mashed potatoes reminded me of something my mom and
grandmother used to make....lefse. (My grandmother was Norweigian)
I used to really love these things !
Mix batach of potatoes flakes using recipe on box or use leftover
.When cool mix 1/2 cup of flour with 1 cup potatoes.
Form dough into small patties (about half dollar size) Place on small
plates and refrigerate. When ready for use remove one plate at a time.
Heat griddle to medium heat on large burner.
Apply flour to rolling pin and butcher block. Roll dough until very thin.
If you have trouble picking the lefse up roll it onto the rolling
pin....then roll back off when you place it on the grill.
Place lefse on grill. When bottom is lightly browned flip to grill other
side. Remove when both sides are lightly browned.
Stack finished lefses between two cloth towels to cool . (keeps them from
When complete, restack the lefses once or twice to remove some of the
moisture / to keep them from getting soggy.
Eat while warm. Traditionally eaten with *butter* and sugar (my
grandmother used to eat them with brown sugar) But I think they would be
good with a fruit spread too.