Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Potato Lefse

Lefse?  I did not know such a thing existed or even such a word.   A thin tortilla- crepe- swedish pancake type thing but made with potatoes?  Eaten with hot dogs or with cinnamon and sugar?   And I can make these at home?

Yes, yes, and yes. But it is actually Norwegian in origin and technically requires some pretty fancy specialized equipment (none of which I had).

The dough sounded intimidating to work with but wasn't.  It rolled out easily with plenty of flour and the use of a silpat mat.  And cooking them on a hot griddle was quick and clean.

A surprising success in this household.  All made in 15 minutes (with exception to the dough prep and chill time (8 hours)).  All eaten within 15 minutes.

This recipe represents many reasons why I love the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group:  I make things I never have heard of, never would have thought possible in my kitchen, and never would have the gumption to try.

Rhiannon enjoying the lefse.


  1. This is why I love this group too! I would have never ever tried these, and I loved them. Yours look simply beautiful. So does Rhiannon. xo

  2. I agree - there are so many things I would never have tried outside of this group. It's definitely improved my baking skills.

    They look great & it is amazing to see how much Rhiannon has grown over the past couple of years.

  3. 15 minutes, for real?? You're good! :)

    SO glad you tried this recipe! I'm a bit sad to see only 14 of us tried it in our group. Hopefully more will see how easy it is to make lefse and will give it a go!

  4. Your final paragraph sums it up perfectly! And I love that most of us didn't have the tools required, but were able to improvise. That's awesome.

  5. It was a successful recipe! I would make these again - they were fun to make.

  6. I love the browned bubbles on yours! I can definitely see these being kid-friendly treats.

  7. This posting shows all your love for TWD :) Being part of the group, I will reciprocate by saying that we love having you bake with us! And those bubbles on the lefse are amazing...