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Lefse Stick

A Lefse Stick is used to turn Lefses while cooking.

It is very hard to describe a Lefse Stick. It is best described perhaps as looking something like one of those long, broad sticks you would stir paint with, except its side edges are tapered, and it's much thinner, almost the thinness of a reed that you would use in a wind instrument.

The stick will be anywhere from 3/4 inch to 1 1/2 inches (19 to 38mm) wide. They come in varying lengths, but generally are around 2 feet (60 cm) long. You can get them with various parts of them decorated or painted in different colours. The handles are usually decorated a little, to make them look a little more kitchen-worthy than a paint stirring stick.

On your work surface, you turn a Lefse Stick to wrap your rolled-out lefse around it. Then you move the stick to your griddle, and unroll the lefse from the stick onto the griddle. To flip the lefse over during cooking, you slide the stick under the lefse -- its tapered edges allows this. You can also use it to press down any rebellious bubbles that pop up while the lefse is cooking.

Some women used to just use slats from their window shades as Lefse Sticks.

Language Notes

Sometimes called "Lefse Turning Sticks", "Lefse Turn Sticks", or "Lefse Spatulas".

See also:


Baker's Peel; Fish Slice; Flippers; Lefse Stick; Oven Shovels; Palette Knives; Rice Spatula; Rubber Spatulas; Spatulas; Wok Ladles

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Oulton, Randal. "Lefse Stick." CooksInfo.com. Published 29 May 2005; revised 21 January 2010. Web. Accessed 03/21/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/lefse-stick>.

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