Merritt Family Recipes
3 cups of mashed red potatoes
¼ cup half and half
¼ cup melted butter
2 TBSP sugar
1 cup flour
Mix potatoes, half and half, butter and sugar.
When the potato mixture has cooled to room tempurate, add flour in ¼ cup portions until the dough forms a nice soft ball. It will be sticky.
Flour a dish towel or rolling cloth and rolling pin cover, for rolling out the dough.
create a small ball of dough by rolling it between your hands.
Place the ball on a floured cloth and roll out very thin.
Use a flat stick to roll the thin dough loosely onto the stick for transport to the griddle.
to fry the lefse. Cook until lightly browned on each side.
Transfer to a towel and keep covered to retain moisture while cooking the rest of the dough.
Serve with butter and sugar or jams.
Store in the refrigerator.