The non-refundable entry fee for the National Lefse Cook-Off is $10 per group.  Please return the form.  Entries are accepted until full.


Contact Potato Days Office at or Lefse Chair Margaret Ann Thompson at 218-493-4320

​Morrie was a 3 time winner 2009, 2010, 2011!

If you make great Lefse, we want to hear from you!

It's no time to be modest, you know you make great lefse...let the world know!  Continuing as one of the most popular Potato Days events is the annual National Lefse Cook-Off.  A Scandinavia tradition for decades, lefse is a Norwegian pastry made from potatoes, flour, butter and cream.  It is widely prized as a delicious delicacy, whether served plain or with butter and sugar.

On Friday from 1:30-3:00 pm, cooks from around the region will gather, along with their favorite lefse recipes, to compete for the honor of best lefse in the country.  Contestants will have one hour to roll and fry their lefse.  Spectators are invited to watch and maybe pick up a few lefse cooking tricks as participants have one hour to prepare one perfect sheet of lefse.  Past cook offs have included a musical rendition of the infamous "Lefse Song".

After the entrant's lefse sheets are judged on appearance, taste and texture, spectators will have an opportunity to taste the creations.  Coffee and lefse will also be available for sale.  Only 12 stations are available so register early!


1.  Anyone of any age, either male or female is eligible to enter.  Contestants may choose to enter as a team.  Entrants must furnish the recipe.

2.  Entrants will have access to a refrigerator and electricity will be furnished.  Entrants are responsible for providing their own lefse grill and supplies.

3.  Entrants should bring their prepared potatoes to the cookoff.  They will be given one hour to roll and fry their lefse.  The entrant will then select their best sheet and present it to the judges.

4.  The lefse judging will be based on appearance, taste and texture.  The decisions of the judges are final.


Prizes in the National Lefse Cook-Off include:

$200 1st Place

$100 2nd Place

$50   3rd Place

aUGUST 27 & 28, 2021

aUGUST 26 & 27, 2022