Scandinavian Lutefisk & Lefse

Scandinavian Lutefisk & Lefse
Minnesota Traditions


Minnesota lutefisk recipes reflect the Scandinavian heritage of our state.

Some love it, some hate it,

but if you want a "real" Minnesota food experience you should try lutefisk at least once!


A little history...... Lutefisk was a Christmas dish during the medieval times when Catholics were required to fast before larger festivals. All meat was strictly forbidden during fasting. Fish and porridge were the substitute foods, and since (more or less) only dry fish was accessible at Christmastime, lutefisk fish came to be the Christmas fish.