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Bob Hoover and Morris Peterson place warm lefse into cloths to cool before packaging. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Detroit Lakes Sons of Norway keep lefse-making tradition alive

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The art of making lefse is a particular one.

Make it too moist, and it can't be divided up properly. The dough must be refrigerated before it's rolled out and fried. Roll it too thin and it rips. Don't roll it thin enough and it fries up like a tortilla. Fry it too long and it burns easily.


Thankfully, Sons of Norway members have been practicing for enough years that they've mastered the art.

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