If you live in Minnesota then you will see these signs. Some Norwegians even mark these dates and times on their calendar and discuss who are the better cooks…and which one should not be missed if you are a connoisseur of LUTEFISK.
I am only a tad Norwegian as my great Grandmother Amanda was from Norway. My measly 12.5 % Norwegian does not qualify me to like Lutefisk.
I ate Lutefisk once a long time ago in California. We were visiting Aunt Anna and My Uncle Stanley. Uncle Stanley’s parents Gustie and Sylvia made it for the Christmas Eve dinner at their home. Luckily they served roast pork too so I didn’t go hungry. The pork was much better than the lutefisk.
Lutefisk is a dried cod that is soaked in lye to rehydrate the fish, then it is soaked in water to wash off the lye. Then cooked…either baked or boiled. Typically served with butter or a cream sauce and potatoes and fresh baked bread…everything on your plate is white.
I suppose Swedish meatballs might go good with Lutefisk…perhaps this is their way of attracting the Swedes and the Norwegians. And Pie! If you are in Bemidji Minnesota on December 10 you can go to this feast…as for me I will pass.