Disgusting fish dish served anywhere Scandinavian grandmothers lurk, in the U.S. usually on holidays or other "special occasions." Also makes a frequent appearance on smorgasbords. Best described as fish Jello. Tastes bad and smells worse. Most acidic dish known to man (no joke). Dried codfish is reconstituted in lye (breaking down proteins/any structure), "washed out" with water for a couple of days, and boiled into oblivion. White fish served with a white sauce often on a white plate. Yum! In Minnesota the main event at "lutefisk feeds" organized by the Sons of Norway to benefit the local Lutheran church.
Lena's grandchild: Grandma is busy preparing lutefisk for Christmas dinner again.
Lena's daughter: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Food used in Norway to torture children.
Child: "Mommy, I don't want to clean the kitchen!"
Mom: "Do it, or you will have to eat lutefisk again."
Child: "... *Runs to clean the kitchen*"