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Looking for Lepsa ( Norwegian potato bread) to buy in LA area

Bobthechow Dec 18, 2009 07:26 PM

I am looking to buy Lepsa ( Norwegian potato bead) in LA area but I am not having any luck. If anyone know of place I sure would appreciate it. I am looking to do traditional Norwegian dinner on X-mas eve but without Lepsa it will not be the same.

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Bobthechow Dec 18, 2009 07:50 PM

    you're looking for the wrong product. it's Lefse (spelled with an f, not a p)...perhaps that will help.

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      Harry Nile RE: Bobthechow Dec 18, 2009 07:52 PM

      Bob, are you talking about lefse? If so, I've seen it at Gerard's in Redlands, where there's a significant Scandinavian population, and also at Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad, I believe.

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        Bjartmarr RE: Bobthechow Dec 18, 2009 08:00 PM

        I wouldn't know where to buy lefse, but they're pretty easy and kind of fun to make. You can make the dough ahead of time, then enlist the help of the kids to griddle them.

        1. Chandavkl RE: Bobthechow Dec 18, 2009 08:29 PM

          I used to drive down to a place in San Pedro that sold it, but I don't recall the name or specific location. Maybe that'll jog somebody's memory.

          1. Das Ubergeek RE: Bobthechow Dec 18, 2009 08:45 PM

            Call the Sons of Norway in Van Nuys (Google it) and ask them; they put on a big lutefisk feed every fall and the lefse has to come from somewhere.

            Alternatively, call Back Home Bakery in Decorah, Iowa and ask for them to overnight some to you... or call Vanberia in the same city and get a lefse pin and a lefse griddle. ("Lutefisk og lefse, tak skal du har, Luther College, rah rah rah!")

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              chez cherie RE: Bobthechow Dec 19, 2009 05:04 AM

              i bought a package of lefse last week at surfas. in the refrigerated case. call first, though.

              Surfas Restaurant & Supply
              8777 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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                Harry Nile RE: chez cherie Dec 19, 2009 05:27 AM

                Now I remember -- Surfas! I also saw it there a couple of weeks ago. Thank you.

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                  Bobthechow RE: Harry Nile Dec 19, 2009 07:36 AM

                  Thanks everyone.

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