Looking for Lepsa ( Norwegian potato bread) to buy in LA area
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.
you're looking for the wrong product. it's Lefse (spelled with an f, not a p)...perhaps that will help.
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.
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.
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.
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!")