Followers

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Scandinavian Christmas

My mother was Norwegian. Though we did avoid like the plague eating lutefisk at Christmas, we did load up on lefse. This year, my beloved cousin Bonnie Rae sent me a huge package of homemade lefse. For that, I thank you, darlin'. And to show my appreciation, here's a special treat.



To those of you who, like Lucy (see comment below) don't know what lefse is . . . think flour tortilla (if you're familiar with Mexican food) but made with left over mashed or riced potatoes. What you end up with is a circle of thin fried dough on which you spread butter and sugar, roll into a "cigar" and eat it. If you have a sweet tooth, you'll love it. Here are some recipes, history and the like.

9 comments:

  1. Good lordy 'bove! And what is lefse?

    A very happy Christmas to you, Cat!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mr Cat. I hope you're having a wonderful time. x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great time last night, quiet today, Kitty.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oddly enough, I have eaten lutefisk. I don't recall it being all that bad, but it was some time ago.

    I have never tried lefse before though.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ohhhh, Mike, you're a braver man then I.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The lefse sounds nice! Thanks for another something I never heard of before!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks Cat, sounds rather yum!

    ReplyDelete

Spammers are back so comment moderation is back on. Sorry.