Why do Norwegians eat lefse?
The story of lefse is intertwined with Norwegian history. Just as the Norwegian flatbread was developed as a way to store food over the harsh winter months, lefse served a similar purpose. During the 19th century, the lefse was a popular way to store wheat or potato, which would otherwise be unusable.
Is lefse like a tortilla?
Lefse (pronounced “LEFF-sa”) are a lot like tortillas or flatbread, but much larger and thinner. While in years past, lefse was something of a staple food, these days it’s often served at the holidays and as an accompaniment to lutefisk (a soaked dried cod dish).
Do Swedish people eat lefse?
Swedish lefse looks a lot like a tortilla, and is delicious with butter, sugar and cinnamon. Lefse is a delicious Scandinavian flatbread made from potatoes that’s topped with delicious ingredients like butter, sugar, cinnamon, jelly or even meatballs.