Potatoes are boiling, rolling boards and pins are floured and lefse griddles are heating up. We’re gearing up for another delicious season of lefse making! Once again we plan to be at the Clifton Norwegian Country Christmas the first Saturday in December and I want to update our handout that has different ways to eat lefse.
I know most people just like it hot off the grill with butter and sugar (yum!) but I am looking for something different. Once I wrapped a lefse around a banana and fried it, sprinkled it with sugar and cinnamon and drizzled it with chocolate sauce. Talk about melt in your mouth! What crazy fun yummy things have you done with lefse?
Here’s a good spread to put on your lefse! And just in time for holiday entertaining! You can spread in on the lefse rounds, roll it up, and cut in serving pieces with those cute little frilly toothpicks if you like. I want to find some toothpicks with the Norwegian flag for a fun presentation!
This recipe is from Barefoot Contessa at http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/smoked-salmon-spread-recipe3/index.html
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
- 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 pound (4 ounces) smoked salmon, minced
Cream the cheese in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until just smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, dill, horseradish, salt, and pepper, and mix. Add the smoked salmon and mix well. Chill and serve with lefse.
If you can find it, use Norwegian salmon; it’s drier and less salty than other smoked salmon.
Lefse used as a wrap makes your favorite foods taste that much better! Get creative, but here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
- Spread with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. This is a traditional way to eat lefse.
- Spread with mustard and wrap around Polish sausage, brats, or hot dogs.
- Spread with butter or cream cheese and wrap around leftover chicken, turkey, pot roast, or your favorite deli meat. Eat hot or cold.
- Use as a wrap for salads such as egg, tuna, chicken and salmon.
- Fill with your favorite canned fruit, warm in microwave and serve with whipped cream.
- Spread with your favorite Jelly, jam or preserves.
- Make “Uff Da” chips by cutting into 1”x4” strips and deep fry until golden. Drain on paper towel and immediately sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Or spread whole round with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, cut into 1”x4” strips, put on cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees until crisp.
- Use with fish tacos instead of corn tortillas.
- Spread with cranberry sauce.
- Spread with Nutella.
- Wrap around warm meatballs.
- Spread with applesause.
- Wrap around scrambled eggs with or without crumbled sausage or bacon.