Mindekirken Lutefisk Dinner
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Seatings at 12:00pm 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Adults $20.00 Children $7.00
Mindekirken holds its famous annual Lutefisk Dinner on November 22, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. NOTE: New serving time at noon!
There are three seatings at 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm. The lutefisk is served family style, with melted butter or cream sauce, accompanied by potatoes, coleslaw, lefse and flatbread. For the faint of heart – meatballs and gravy. Cake for dessert. And of course….lots of strong, black coffee. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Ticket cost: Adults $20.00 and Children $7.00.
Available by mail order: mail payment (Payable to Mindekirken)
with preferred seating time and your phone #
Enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.
ALSO available in the church office
Lutefisk….the fish, the story, the legend.....
It’s been a Norwegian family tradition for generations – Lutefisk! Whether you love it or hate it, nearly everyone has an opinion about it ….. and usually several family stories and a few good jokes up their sleeve!
For the uninitiated among you – lutefisk is fish - cod to be exact. What makes it ‘lutefisk’ is the way it was processed in the Nordic countries before refrigeration was available. To preserve the cod, it is salted and dried in the pure, cold Nordic air. When it was ready to use, the lutefisk (literally translated: lye fish) is put through a series of treatments to make the fish edible. It is first soaked in a lye and water solution to revive the fish and then rinsed for days in clear, cold water to remove the effects of the lye. Only then is it ready to cook and make glad the hearts of Scandinavians everywhere!
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