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RECIPE:

Lefseruller
Flatbread-roll ups

Rolled-up lefse .
Photo: Sara Johannessen / Matprat.no
Lefse rolls .
Photo: Matprat.no

Tapas with a Norwegian twist is a popular choice for special occasions, when gathering friends and family.

But don't forget the absolute must-have – lefseruller!

Rolled-up lefse .
Photo: Sara Johannessen / Matprat.no
Lefse rolls .
Photo: Matprat.no

You can make them with a wide variety of tasty ingredients. One of the most popular types found on Norwegian tapas plates is lakseruller – flatbread roll-ups with smoked salmon and cream cheese.

Lefse rolls with smoked salmon .
Photo: Therese Elstad / Matprat.no
Lefse rolls with smoked salmon .
Photo: Therese Elstad / Matprat.no

You can also serve this flatbread as a wrap.

Wrap with smoked salmon and goat cheese .
Photo: Tina Stafrèn/Visitnorway.com
Wrap with goat cheese and smoked salmon from Westerås restaurant .
Photo: Tina Stafrèn/Visitnorway.com

Lefse making has long roots in Norwegian food traditions. With only 4 ingredients, it's really easy to do.

Potatoe lefse .
Photo: Sara Johannessen / Matprat.no
Flat potato cakes .
Photo: Matprat.no

Potato flatbread roll ups

With lamb and beetroot salad

Ingredients: 

6 slices of lammerull (lamb cold cuts)

Approx. 4 tbsp beetroot salad

2 flatbreads

 

Other delicious fillings:

Fancy a different variety? Try smoked salmon, thin slices of pork belly, salad with turkey or chicken leftovers, or even cream cheese with your favourite jam.

Source: Matprat.no

Method:

Flatbread roll-ups:

1. Spread beetroot salad on the potato flatbreads and top with slices of lammerull.

2. Roll the flatbreads up tightly and place them on a platter with the flap facing down.

3. Slice off the ends and divide each roll up into two or three slices at an angle.

4. Garnish with some sprouts or other greens, and serve!

Tip: Feel free to use toothpicks to hold the roll ups together.


Want to make homemade lefser, too? Try this recipe:

There are also sweet versions of lefse recipes. These are perfect as a dessert or a treat when you have guests!

Brown Cheese lefse .
Photo: Heidal Ysteri
Brown Cheese lefse .
Photo: Heidal Ysteri

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