Lefse Lives on in the Upper Midwest

By Sheila Julson

Northern European food doesn’t generate a buzz like some other cuisines, but lefse (LEFF-suh), a Norwegian flatbread commonly made with riced potatoes, is a hot seller in states with high percentages of Norwegian ancestral roots such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Often dubbed the “Norwegian tortilla,” the versatile lefse is used for savory or sweet dishes, wraps, and appetizers.

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