Lefse stick

My object is a lefse stick given to my family four years ago by my paternal grandmother. Lefse is a traditional Norwegian flatbread made from a base of potato dough. It is commonly eaten with jam, sugar and butter, or lingonberries. It is made by rolling the dough out into large pancake looking circles and cooked on a lefse grill, a large circular griddle in the shape lefse should be. The dough is cooked on both sides and flipped with a lefse stick, a long thin wooden stick used to flip the flatbread. Lefse can be thick or thin. My grandmother's parents came from Norway and passed their cooking traditions down to her. My grandmother always makes lefse on special family occasions and get togethers such as christmas and thanksgiving. She also makes lefse sometimes when she comes up to visit us. My grandmother makes lefse like her parents used to when they came to the United States from norway. My family even had lefse when we took a trip to Norway and met the part of her family that stayed in Norway. Lefse always makes me think of my grandmother and the good times we have as a family when we all come together.

Year: 1906

– Sigurd Orvick

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more