Flatbread and Lefse Canapés

The traditional Norwegian flatbreads used to be a part of everyday peasant food but they can also be used to make wonderful canapés. All these flatbread canapés are really simple to make. You basically just add the ingredients to the flatbread. It is always fun to experiment with new combinations and I will highly encourage you to invent new and interesting canapés. These canapés are some of my favorites.


  • Canapé with Sour Cream and Salmon RoeTo a piece of lefse (or a tortilla or other soft flatbread), add 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 teaspoon salmon/salmon roe and 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion.
  • Flatbread with Sweet Mustard and Spicy, Pressed PorkThe Norwegian pressed pork — sylte — can be bought by mail order, and so can the traditional Norwegian flatbread. To a small piece of flatbread, add pressed pork (or Italian style soppressata) and grainy, sweet mustard.
  • Lefse with Sardines and MangoTo a small piece of lefse, add brisling sardines, salmon roe and a few thin slices of mango. Garnish with cilantro.
  • Lefse with Sugar and CinnamonThis is the traditional way to serve the lefse. Spread butter over a small piece of lefse, sprinkle with sugar and freshly ground cinnamon.