Norwegian Potato Lefse

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1 pound starchy or all-purpose potatoes

1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon of salt, plus more to taste

1 - 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For serving: butter, cinnamon-sugar, jam, peanut butter, cream cheese, cold cuts, cheese slices, gravlax, or any other topping your inner Norwegian desires

Here is our family recipe.

It uses Idahoan Premium instant potatoes. For some reason only this brand works.

It is for a large batch but we still always run out too soon.

6 c. water

2 c. milk

1/2 c. butter

1/4 c. veg oil

1/4 c. sugar

1 T. salt

4 c. instant Idahoan premium mashed potatoes (I can only recommend this brand. The only other way to go is to use real potatoes like you are supposed to.)

4 c. flour

Bring the first 4 ingredients to a boil. Remove from heat and add sugar, salt and potatoes. Divide into four (yogurt) containers and chill in refrigerator overnight.

Preheat lefse griddle to 400 degrees.

Remove only one container of your potato mixture at a time from the refrigerator. Add enough flour to your potato mixture so it is no longer sticky (use 1 cup per container as a guide, you may need less-but probably will need more). Form into 1 1/2 oz. ba

Check again to make sure mixture isn't too sticky (if it is, add more flour) then roll into thin 12" rounds on a floured pastry cloth with a rolling pin and sleeve (also floured). Regularly re-flour the pastry cloth and the rolling pin so the lefse does n

Loosen the sheet of lefse from the pastry cloth by sliding the lefse turning stick underneath the entire sheet. When loose, slide the lefse stick under the lefse again and use it to transfer to the hot griddle. Lay half the sheet on the griddle and use th

Bush the griddle quickly with a towel between every sheet, or the excess flour will begin to burn.

Allow to cool completely between the towels, then store however you like (we store in a 2 1/2 gallon ziplock-in the fridge if we do not expect to finish within a few days or it can be left out if you are going to finish sooner).

Yield is approx 40 12" sheets of lefse.

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