Boil (just like you would for mashed potatoes)
about 20 medium Idaho Russet potatoes, peeled. (other kinds of
potatoes get too sticky).
MUST be Idaho Russets and older is better than fresh ones.
Mash them, measure out 8 cups of mashed potatoes, add a
stick (1/4 lb) of margarine or butter, 1/3 cup of Carnation milk and a
Mix it and then Chill them overnight in the frig.
MUST CHILL IT OVERNIGHT OR IT IS TOO STICKY TO HANDLE!
In the morning, put the potatoes through a ricer
and add 3 cups of flour. I rice them right onto the 3 c flour.
Kneed the flour in well....
Measure out in 1/4 cup sizes, roll into balls, and
put them back into the bowl in the refrigerator to keep
them cool. (covered so they don't dry out).
To roll them out, take 5-6 out of the frig at a time so they stay cool....
I put a stretchy cotton cover
over a round plastic disk (meant for pies), flour
it, lay the 1/4 cup ball of dough out flouring it lightly,
and roll it...flipping it and flouring it as needed to get it paper thin.
(Sprinkle flour on the cloth.... on the rolling pin, and
then roll out the next
one, flipping it over and shaking flour
on it as needed so it doesn't stick to the rolling pin or the cloth below it.)
If any dough sticks to the lefse rolling pin,
brush it out with a stiff brush and flour the
rolling pin lightly.... and it will be fine for the next one. Flour the
rolling pin after each one is rolled out.
A "lefse stick" from a kitchen store makes them SO EASY to handle...
you just slide it under the circle of dough, lift it and toss it onto the griddle...
also use it to turn them over on the griddle. I made a second one out
of a yardstick with the end sanded down so it wasn't so blunt.
Heat the ungreased griddle to 500 degrees or
as high as a regular grill will go.... cook lightly on each
side until they start to turn brown in spots.
Lay a clean bath towel near. As the lefse comes off the griddle,
put them in a pile, and cover them with the top of the towel, to steam them.
Clean excess flour off the pan just with a dry cloth, between every few.
After they cool, they freeze wonderfully....