lutefisk n Also ludefisk, lukefisk, lutefish, lutfisk [Norw lutefisk; Sw lutfisk; Dan ludfisk] chiefly Upper MW, WI, nwIL See Map Dried fish (usu cod) that is soaked in lye water in preparation for cooking.1936 (1947) Mencken Amer. Lang. 215, In Minnesota and the adjacent States many Swedish terms are in common use, e.g., lutfisk (a fish delicacy). 1940 Brown Amer. Cooks 896 WI, Lutfisk Feasts—Lutfisk, or lutefisk, is the Norwegian and Swedish term for " lyed fish " or stockfish . . dried in the
Sure you want to know more about this if PBS is interested. And yah, vy shore, they do haf more at the site. Probably other stuff too, but haven't looked around much more. Still scared to find out if I really speak American or not.
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