Lapskaus is a traditional Norwegian warm dinner dish made of (originally cheap) fried or cooked meat (usually beef or pork), potatoes and various vegetables and spices. The ingredients are cut into cubes, tasted with salt and pepper and boiled to a soup or stew. The dish usually contains vegetables such as carrots, rutabaga and onion and is usually served with flat bread or other types of bread. Lapskaus probably comes from the English word lobscouse; Lob’s course (of lob and course) meaning that the course have crossed the North Sea at one point in time.
A traditional Danish recipe found on familiejournal.dk
This kind of a dish is called a “Lapskovs” in Danish and “Lapskaus” in Norwegian and both words are thought to come from the English word “lobscouse”.
Lobscouse: a sailor’s dish of stewed or baked meat with vegetables and hardtack – Merriam-Webster