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Bob Lind, Published October 20 2013

Neighbors: Some new licks on lompe

Here are some new licks on lompe, a type of lefse sometimes used to wrap around a hot dog, as mentioned in this column last summer.

This comes from Dorothy Teigen, of Moorhead, who writes that the real Norwegian lefse-lompe is not to be rolled individually but is cut in circles. As a pattern, she says use a plate or pan cover of a size suitable to fit a hot dog.

Besides using lompe wrapped around a hot dog, Dorothy says you could put butter and sugar on a piece, then fold it in half and eat it. “It is so good with coffee,” she says.

“Another way to eat lompe that is delicious for lunch,” Dorothy says, “is to butter it and spread half with thin slices of Norwegian brown gjetost – goat’s cheese available at Hornbacher’s – not the white goat’s cheese used to crumble in salads. Fold over and enjoy!

“Never tried this cheese? Try it; you might like it. It has a rather sweet, nutty taste.”

Dorothy says she’s 94, and adds, “I am sure lompe and cheese have helped me reach this age.”

No doubt about it, Dorothy.

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