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  • Yield: 24 lefse
  • Prep 1 hr
  • Chill 4 hrs to 24 hrs
  • Cook 2 mins to 3 mins per lefse

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  • 3 cups hot mashed cooked, peeled potatoes
  • 1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In large mixing bowl, beat potatoes, butter, whipping cream, sugar and salt with an electric mixer on medium to low speed for 2 to 3 minutes or till well combined. Cover; chill in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, sprinkle the chilled potato mixture with 3/4 cup of the flour. Knead 8 to 10 minutes, gradually kneading in the remaining 1 cup flour. Divide into 24 portions. Shape into balls (about 1-1/2 to 2 inches in diameter); chill in the refrigerator till ready to cook.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, flatten each ball of dough into a 3-inch circle. With a floured rolling pin roll each to an 8-inch circle (add additional flour as needed to keep lefse from sticking.). Roll lefse around rolling pin; transfer to a hot, ungreased lefse plate, griddle or nonstick large skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes over medium-high heat or till light brown spots appear. Turn and cook about 1 minute more. (Should be limp. Do not overcook.) Repeat with remaining potato mixture. If lefse begins to overbrown, reduce heat to medium. Makes 24 leftse.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare lefse as directed. Stack them, alternating each lefse with 2 layers of waxed paper. Place lefse in a freezing bag and freeze for up to 6 months. Before serving, thaw at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts


chol. (mg) 12, calcium (mg) 10, fiber (g) 1, sat. fat (g) 2, sodium (mg) 127, cal. (kcal) 84, vit. C (mg) 1, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 146, carb. (g) 11, Fat, total (g) 4, iron (mg) 0

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