Saturday, December 17, 2011
After a long (and successful!) day of Christmas shopping, this North Dakota gal refueled with a lefse ham sandwich.
Ah, lefse, those deceivingly simple-looking potato flatbreads. According to Wikipedia, the lefse region in the U.S. (meaning the states where lefse is available in grocery stores) spans from Washington to Wisconsin, but the true heart of lefse country is Minnesota and, by a little bit of an extension me thinks, North Dakota. I can't vouch for MN, but around here, 99.3% of the lefse is spread with butter, sprinkled with sugar, and rolled up for serving. At our family holiday table, lefse is unquestioned. It's just going to be there. Period.
But I can only do so much butter and sugar over the holiday season, even on lefse. It's December 17th and I already feel stuffed with sugar cookies, almond bark pretzels, caramel corn, and gingerbread men. With a stack of homemade lefse in the fridge, I skipped the typical sweet version and instead took the savory path to lefseville. I highly recommend it.
Lefse Ham Sandwich
Spread lefse with cream cheese. Top with sliced ham and pickles, along with mustard (optional). Roll up and nosh.
Posted by Rhubarb and Venison at 4:13 PM