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Instant Potato Lefse


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  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Butter
  • 1 cup Half & Half
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 9 cups Potato Buds
  • 4 1/2 cups flour (or more as needed)



Step 1

Mix the above ingredients in two batches. It will make it easier to handle.

In the evening prior, mix 4 1/2 c of Potato Buds in a mixing bowl with 1 tbsp sugar, and 1 tbsp salt. Set aside and in a saucepan, combine 1/2 c butter, 1/2 cup Half & Half, and 3 c water. Bring to a boil. Once the mix is boiling, add in the dry ingredients until well blended. Repeat with the second batch.

When both batches are done, place them in a cake pan and pat down evenly. Place a paper towel over the potatoes and then cover with plastic or foil. The paper towel will protect the potatoes from moisture by absorbing condensation that may form in refrigeration.

Next morning, divide the dough into 2 batches. Remove 1 batch and place in a mixing bowl. Place the remaining batch back into the refrigerator.

Add 1 1/2 cups flour to mixture. Knead a few minutes, adding more flour as needed. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop into balls enough for 1 lefse. Keep balls stored in refrigerator in a bowl or on a cookie sheet. Take out a couple at a time.

Heat the lefse griddle to 400 deg. Prepare the lefse board by working flour onto the pastry cloth on the board. If using a covered rolling pin, dust with flour.
Begin rolling out the balls into thin flat round sheets.

When rolled out, transfer to the lefse griddle.

Note: Be careful not to over flour when rolling out the dough. Too much flour will cause the lefse to become tough, dry and crack around the edges when cooking.

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