Gramma & Grampa Fjerstad's Lefse
270 mins (prep 240, cooking 30)
6 ingredients
16-20 servings
When I was a teen my first husband's Norwegian grandparents taught me to make this thin, potato pancake. The recipe is delicious, of course, but the most wonderful thing about it was their tradition of making it as a family. Over 20 years later, I'm still using Gramma's handwritten card, but am finally posting this dear to my heart recipe for ZWT-6. The mashed potatoes must be completely cold before adding the flour or else the mixture turns to paste, so I like to make them the night before & refrigerate overnight. The lefse rolling pin, with it's deep, checkerboard grooves and the lefse turner are traditional tools, but the pancakes can easily be made with a regular pin and spatula.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , european , easy , norwegian , flat-shaped-breads , swedish , number-of-servings , breads , potato , vegetable , scandinavian , for-large-groups ,
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Serving Size (191.16 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 584.08 Calories from Fat 152.28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.92g 416.44%
Saturated Fat 7.53g 602.32%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 33.97mg 181.2%
Sodium 964.55mg 643.04%
Total Carbohydrate 88.53g 472.14%
Dietary Fiber 12.14 g 776.98%
Sugars 18.05 g %
Protein 21.93g 701.68%
Vitamin A 514.7IU% Vitamin C 0.04mg%
Calcium 284.38mg% Iron 4.28mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4