Essex Street Market shopper Cara was glad to share the recipe for this family favorite with us. Lefse is a Christmas necessity in Norway, but Cara’s family likes it so much that they whip it up for Thanksgiving too.
Serves 15 | Cook Time 30 minutes
10 Pounds of Potatoes
⅔ Cup of Butter
⅓ Cup of Heavy Cream
1 Tablespoon of Salt
4 Tablespoon of White Sugar
2 ½ Cups of All - purpose Flour
1. Cover potatoes with water and cook until tender. Run hot potatoes through a potato ricer. Place into a large bowl. Beat ½ cup of butter, cream, salt, and 1 tablespoon of sugar into the hot riced potatoes. Let cool to room temperature.
2. Stir flour into the potato mixture. Form one giant ball and roll it out on a large cloth until it is about ⅛ and inch thick. Use flour to prevent sticking.
3. Cook on a large, hot (400℉) griddle until bubbles form and each side has browned. You will need an extra long spatula of sorts or a “sword” to flip this massive flatbread. Place on a damp towel to cool slightly and then cover with damp towel until ready to serve.
4. Slice up the bread (be sure to “taste test” in the process), spread with butter and sugar, roll it up and it’s ready to eat.
Challenge yourself by keeping track of how many you can devour