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#7233077 - 12/27/12 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: Moosedog]
Rog Offline
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Registered: 07/04/09
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Loc: east kootenay
Moosedog,our family called it klub aswell but to the other relatives (inlaws) it was kumla,kumpa and raspbal.We used salt pork in ours.Served with either melted butter or bacon drippings and fried onions
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#7233251 - 12/27/12 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: Rog]
358Norma_fan Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 922
Loc: Anchorage Ak
As I read all of the different foods listed the taste and smells come back to me and the warmth and love of my family and youth.
Thank you all for bringing these memories back.

Being the grandson of 2 first generation and 1 second generation Norwegian immigrants anytime we got together there was a lot of Lefse, Kumla, Shustabaca(sp?) and at Christmas time we made Krumkaka, sandbackles, rosettes, and a few others I don't remember the names of.
"243/85TSX It's as if the HAMMER OF THOR were wielded by CHUCK NORRIS himself, and a roundhouse kick thrown in for good measure."

#7233458 - 12/27/12 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: 358Norma_fan]
Seafire Offline
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Registered: 04/21/04
Posts: 22151
Loc: Southern Oregon USA
I thought that stuff was finally outlawed!

#7239223 - 12/29/12 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: 358Norma_fan]
rod44 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/12
Posts: 298
Loc: SW Wisconsin
Grizzly Bill
We live in an area in Wisconsin with a lot of Amish. This is one of the brands of cookstoves that they use. This is a "Kitchen Queen". It is the smaller of the two sizes. You can also get them with warming ovens and water jackets for hot water. We didn't get the water jacket as we get our hot water out of the tap. Tricky to bake with. Getting the right amount of wood and draft. We don't cook on it much but it heats the whole house for us in the winter.

Site where you can buy them

#7239227 - 12/29/12 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: rod44]
rod44 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/12
Posts: 298
Loc: SW Wisconsin
I remember blood klub. When I was a little kids my grandma would send my uptown to the butcher shop for blood. They would send it home with me in a little cardboard box with a wire handle. Funny how little things from the past stick in your mind. I'm 68 now.

#7239609 - 12/29/12 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: rod44]
Grizzly_Bill Offline
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Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 3787
Loc: Wisconsin
Thanks Rod. I recall my great grandma cooking on a wood stove.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Except for bears. Bears kill you.

#7247018 - 12/31/12 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: Rog]
kjohn Offline

Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 79
Loc: SE Sask
I am finally getting the tears wiped away enough to type. This thread is hilarious! laugh

I have never "experienced" lutefisk, and, by the sound of it, not likely ever will. My wife runs out of the room when I open a can of smoked oysters! I guess what turns one person on doesn't necessarily work for another....

I remember a friend and his wife discussing lutefisk. I don't think she would have allowed him in the house if he would have brought any home. He claimed he liked it.
If there isn't a gun range in heaven, then I'm going to hell!

#7247177 - 12/31/12 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: bberg7794]
5sdad Online   content
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 20417
Loc: South of Minnesota
Originally Posted By: bberg7794
A poem by my departed uncle.

"Lutefisk, lutefisk, how fragrant thy aroma.
Lutefisk, lutefisk, you put me in a coma."

R.O. Berg 1946-2002

To the tune of "O Tannenbaum"

"O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, how fragrant is your aroma,
O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, you put me in a coma.
You smell so strong, you look like glue
You taste yust like an overshoe;
But Lutefisk, come Saturday, I tink I'll eat you anyway.

O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, I put you by the doorway;
I vanted you to ripen like dey do in Norway,
A dog came by and sprinkled you; I hit him with my army shoe,
O Lutefisk, now I suppose ... I'll eat you as I hold my nose.

O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, how well I do remember
On Christmas Eve, how we'd receive our big treat of December,
It vasn't turkey or fried ham; it vasn't even pickled spam;
My mudder knew dere vas no risk in serving buttered Lutefisk.

O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, now everyone discovers
Dot Lutefisk and lefse make Norvegians better lovers,
Now all da vorld can have a ball; you're better than dat Geritol,
O Lutefisk, Vid Brennevin, You make me feel like Errol Flynn.
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#7247406 - 12/31/12 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: 5sdad]
Stuart Offline

Registered: 07/31/06
Posts: 250
Loc: Wet Coast
Holy crow... an Ode to Lutefisk. Now I've seen everything. smile
The rain, it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella,
But chiefly on the just because
The unjust steals the just's umbrella
(Lord Bowen 1835-1894)

#7488240 - 02/26/13 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: 5sdad]
bberg7794 Offline

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 96
Loc: St Lawrence Valley, NY
I had always thought it was my uncle's original, but maybe he heard the "Ode" somewhere. I will ask next time I visit the cemetery.

#7488298 - 02/26/13 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: bberg7794]
kletzenklueffer Offline

Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 131
Loc: North Georgia
A local store specializing in Scandanavian goods had Lutefisk. I asked them about it once and the worker to whom I inquired, cringed. She said "are you going to buy it? I said I might, I just wanted to see/smell to know. She didn't want to got othe basement to get it if I didn't have plans to buy some. we had a good laugh and I saved her the trouble, based on the look on her face.

#7488735 - 02/26/13 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: kletzenklueffer]
John_G Offline
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Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 1433
Loc: B.C., Canada
If there's a list of the 10 most disgusting things that people consider food, lutefisk would surely rank way up there, along with those grubs and caterpillars that are commonly eaten raw in Africa, and let's not forget limburger cheese.

I have a rule: "If it smells like sh-t, don't eat it."

#8795894 - 04/20/14 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: John_G]
kjohn Offline

Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 79
Loc: SE Sask
Funny thread. I've just re-read the whole thing. Not to do with lutefisk, but I remember my old Dad bringing home some blue cheese and trying to get Mom and my sister and I to eat some. It stunk so bad that we made him keep it in a jar in the fridge.
If there isn't a gun range in heaven, then I'm going to hell!

#8796799 - 04/21/14 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: kjohn]
jpb Offline
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Registered: 06/30/01
Posts: 7159
Loc: northern Sweden
Indeed there are lots of lutefisk jokes, but I can only think of one right now.

"Well, we tried the lutefisk trick and the raccoons went away, but now we've got a family of Norwegians living under our house!"


#8799052 - 04/22/14 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: jpb]
catnthehat Offline
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Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 3183
Loc: Alberta
And people are always ragging on us Scots' about haggis ??!!
Lutefisk does NOT sound yummy at all!!
scopes are cool, but slings 'n' irons RULE!

#8799251 - 04/22/14 Re: Lutefisk,share yer memories [Re: catnthehat]
bigolddave Offline
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Registered: 10/30/08
Posts: 345
Loc: Northern IL
No lutefisk at our house, but we just finished up the Easter ham, and now we have a beautiful big hambone, with lots of meat clinging to it. Time for Swedish pea soup! We'll have it for supper on Thursday night (pea soup on Thursday is an old tradition in Sweden). Along with it, we'll have some homemade rye bread from the Lutheran ladies bake sale. Then for dessert, it will be some nice, strong Gevalia coffee, and pepparkokar. Some of the old folks used to have a "potor", sucking coffee through a special hard, rectangular sugar lump.

Did any of you old Svensks or Norsks have duppa gruta on Christmas eve? One of my aunts, after cooking all morning would take the juices from the korv, tongue, roast beef, roast pork, pigs feet, and any other meat she had cooked for evening meal, and we would dip the homemade rye bread in the broth that was created for lunch. Heavenly!

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