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Lefse of One Baked Potato

Updated on December 12, 2019

Using One Potato

Spiced sugar and rolled and ready to munch
Spiced sugar and rolled and ready to munch

Lefse is a Scandinavian Invention

Today marks the first time I have created Lefse. I looked up a few recipes and they all seemed to use a large number of potatoes.

I had one potato, so I needed to adjust the recipe. The recipes were all pretty basic. Potato, butter, sugar, flour, cream and salt.

I made some substitutions. My potato was microwaved and in the refrigerator. I needed to peel it. I used the back side of a knife and scraped the skin off. I then discarded the peels.

The recipe wanted me to rice the potatoes. I just cut them very small. One potato made one cup of diced. I added 2 pats of room temperature butter, and stirred them together. In another bowl, I mixed 3 tablespoons of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, a tablespoon of sugar and got ready to add the concoction to the potato mixture. Then, I added a 1/3 cup of flour.

It needed some moisture. Not a lot, but some. The recipe called for cream, but all I had was Eggnog. I measured a tablespoon of Eggnog and poured it in. It stirred in, a little dry and crumbly. I pondered adding oil, but since I already had butter, decided to add one more tablespoon of Eggnog.

That worked.

Ingredients

  • 1 potato, baked
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

Instructions

Roll.

Peel.

Place in frying pan. No oil. My frying pan is set on medium. The pan is dry, but remember that I have butter in my potato mixture. I'm basically placing my rolled out flat pancake type object on my pan and letting the butter brown. The entire flour and potato mixture will brown lightly.

Set timer for 2 minutes and flip over when you see browned spots on the bottom. Flip and do the other side. When it is lightly browned, take off pan and place on plate.

Someone suggested putting a light coat of butter on the pan in between lefses, but, I just wiped my pan clean in between. The flour from rolling falls off into the pan and has a tendency to scorch. So remove the browned flour after you remove your lefse. There is enough butter in each lefse to brown each one.

After adding the second tablespoon of Eggnog it seemed to be just right.
After adding the second tablespoon of Eggnog it seemed to be just right.
Just sticky enough to make a ball
Just sticky enough to make a ball
Now, onto rolling them one at a time. Initially, I didn't use flour, but then, decided flour was better on the bottom wax paper.
Now, onto rolling them one at a time. Initially, I didn't use flour, but then, decided flour was better on the bottom wax paper.
Wax paper works great
Wax paper works great
Flour on bottom
Flour on bottom
Set ball on flour
Set ball on flour
Cover with second piece of waxed paper
Cover with second piece of waxed paper
Flatten with flat pan, then use rolling pin
Flatten with flat pan, then use rolling pin

Roll flat and try to keep in circular shape.

No Definite Order

You have to make your dough, roll into a ball with your hands, then smash flat and roll a little wider.

Toss into a frying pan and cook until browned on both sides. Either sprinkle with sugar and spices or place on a bed of sugar and spices. Then, while still warm, roll the Lefse into a tight bundle, smash flat and place in dish to cool. Eat when cooled off.

Into frying pan.
Into frying pan.
lift up edge and check for browning
lift up edge and check for browning
Flip over
Flip over
Good.
Good.
Sugar with spices added
Sugar with spices added
pour spices into container for easier shaking
pour spices into container for easier shaking
fold edge of plate or bowl for easier pouring into small container
fold edge of plate or bowl for easier pouring into small container
sprinkle onto Lefse
sprinkle onto Lefse
Be neat or be sloppy...
Be neat or be sloppy...
Coat with spiced sugar
Coat with spiced sugar
roll
roll
eat
eat
from one potato
from one potato

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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      20 months ago from Minnesota

      Louise Powles, you are welcome. Last night I made some for a potluck, today...

    • Coffeequeeen profile image

      Louise Powles 

      20 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Thankyou for another mouth-watering recipe. This does sound nice.

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