What the hell is it?
Ahhh, Lutefisk. After the larvae-ridden cheese, it’s a blessed relief to sample a clean, down-to-earth Scandinavian recipe.
A little too clean.
Lutefisk is a traditional Norwegian dish featuring cod that has been steeped for many days in a solution of lye, until its flesh is caustic enough to dissolve silver cutlery.
Wait, it gets worse …
For those of you who don’t know, lye (potassium hydroxide/sodium hydroxide) is a powerful industrial chemical used for cleaning drains, killing plants, de-budding cow horns, powering batteries and manufacturing biodiesel. Contact with lye can cause chemical burns, permanent scarring, blindness or total deliciousness, depending on whether you pour it onto a herring or your own face. Or, so the lutefisk industry would have us believe.
Danger of this turning up in America:
IT’S ALREADY HERE!
It’ true, lutefisk is more popular in the United States than in Norway. What the hell are they doing with it? They’re not eating it are they? Is it because it’ a cheap alternative to colonic irrigation? Seriously, how do you advertise this stuff?
Excerpts from an article by
Tim Cameron on www.Cracked.com