Recipe by BOBCHASE
"This is a Lithuanian Ethnic dish. The main ingredient is potatoes. The recipe comes from my fathers grandmother and has been a family favorite for more than 75 years. Serve hot as a main dish with either sour cream or applesauce."
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salt pork, diced
onion, coarsely chopped
potatoes, peeled and cubed
onions, coarsely chopped
ground black pepper to taste
This is a family tradition (yes, Lithuanian!) However we use chopped bacon, diced ham and add evaporated milk also. We don't use the flour. We just chop everything up in the food processor, transfer to a bowl, add eggs & evaporated milk, transfer to a baking dish (coated with Pam for easy clean-up!) and bake at 350 for about an hour. The flavor is AMAZING!!! We also serve with a dollop of sour cream. (Just as a note - you can freeze leftover ham (from holidays) and leftover bacon and thaw them out when you're ready to make the Kugeli! :)
This is an excellent recipe. Okay I am Lithuanian but still....it's the best. I lost my own family recipe so thank goodness I found this one. In my family we call it, Kugelis. My children love when I make this, I serve it with sour cream.
Yummy! Tastes like spruced-up hash browns.
great recipe...works well with bacon and a splash of evaporated milk.
Thanks BOBCHASE! Just like Mom and I ued to make, only in the old days we didn't have food processors, everything was hand grated. Your recipe is exactly like mine.
Thank you so much. When my grandmother passed, we lost her recipe. I'll never loss your this one.
My Mom and Grandma made this all the time. When I tried using the food processor the texture was all wrong. More like mashed potatoes than koogilie. my Mom used to grate the potatoes by hand on a box grater and got little granules of potato instead of smush. Grinding 5 pounds by hand is a chore and little bits of knuckle don't improve the flavor. I found by first using the carrot shredding blade in the processor,,the one that rides at the top of the processor bowl, and then carefully pulsing 1/2 bowl batches with the regular blade I can easily get the right textured bits of potato. Doesn't add much time and just one extra blade to wash , but what a difference in taste. We also omit the flour and use a can of evaporated milk for 5 lbs of potatoes. Mom said the milk prevented the mix from turning grey before cooking.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 376
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