Mmmm… Lutefisk?

Ever since I moved to North Dakota, I have heard many a time of the terrifying, awe-inspiring food known as lutefisk. Every year I have considered going to a lutefisk dinner in town to learn what cod tastes like after it’s treated with lye, only to conveniently forget when the dinner was and miss it.

But this year, I’m going to try harder. This year, I’m planning in advance. Next month, I shall try lutefisk.

Meatballs and Lutefisk. 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 6, Trinity Lutheran Church.

My calendar is marked. May God have mercy on my soul.

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5 Responses to Mmmm… Lutefisk?

  1. Kari Lucin says:

    And your stomach, too.

  2. Joel says:

    a very brave soul, ha.

  3. Tracy Briggs says:

    We’ll say a prayer for you. I tried lutefisk for the first time just last year. I think I’m still trying to get the taste out of my mouth. Actually, it’s not so much the taste that was bad. It was the texture. Kind of a jellyish, mushy, slimy blog swimming in butter. Someone told me with enough butter lutefisk is really good. There is not enough butter in Wisconsin to make lutefisk taste good. Blech! No offense to all my Norwegian friends. But this is a food that needs to go away! Have fun! I hope I haven’t tainted your experience!

    • Claus Brade says:

      Tried lutefish in Malmö, Sweden some years ago. Used to all kinds of strange dishes and an incarnated salted cod eater and more, I was really disappointed – thought the fish itself had maybe beeen caught off season. From your description I realize the dish had to be as it was. Will try it once more in the future to be sure – but then probably never again. Just as bad as French Andouillette, which is the second dish I don´t like.


  4. chiefsleepyeye says:

    My grandmother made lutefisk all of the time. I tried it once. That’s all it took. Tracy’s description is spot on. Enjoy.