Ask nearly any Minnesotan about lutefisk and you’re likely to get a funny answer, especially from Minnesotans with Scandinavian roots. In this episode of “MinneHistory” we explore a controversial subject: Lutefisk.
The fragrant and gelatinous Scandinavian-American codfish delicacy has long been associated with Minnesota. People love to celebrate – and poke fun at – this traditional immigrant food.
What is Lutefisk, and how is it made? And why is it so smelly? Reporter Jess Mador finds out with a visit to Olsen Fish Company, the largest lutefisk producer in North America.