Winner of the Heirloom Recipe Contest Contest


Jamie Burris Recipe

By Jamie Burris jamielb1972

large family
1 Hr
1 Hr 20 Min

My great-grandparents immigrated from Lithuania in the early 20th century and brought with them this potato recipe that I have been eating my whole life. My grandfather actually had to teach my grandmother to make it, who in turn taught my mother and my mother taught me. Definitly an heirloom recipe.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This creamy, delicious dish is part casserole, part hash brown. With the can't-miss combo of potato, bacon and onion, we can't imagine a better way to start your day!


5 lb
red or yukon gold potatoes, peeled and shredded (use a food processor if you have one.)
6 slice
thick cut bacon, cooked until crispy (reserve fat)
1 medium
onion, shredded
eggs, beaten
12 oz
can evaporated milk
1 Tbsp
salt, or more to taste
pepper, to taste (i use about a teaspoon.)
sour cream, to top

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Eastern European
Hashtag: #lithuanian

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Sue Winterfield Suezq108
Oct 24, 2014
Just wanted to say that this indeed a very old recipe I have the same one saved from my Great Grandmother, Grandmother, and Mother, all Lithuanians! I have such fond memories of this kugulis recipe being made by all of them. I am so happy to see it shared with others such a delicious, hearty and comfort food!
stephanie flanagan steph4spurs
Nov 26, 2013
I love the history in this recipe and anything with potatoes and bacon I am in it to win it. I am excited to try it! by the way I live in Alma,AR. small world huh! thank you for sharing :)
Jenny Smith JenLynn
Nov 25, 2013
Pinched and printed this recipe today! Sounds wonderful! It was quite awhile ago that you won this contest Jamie so congratulations a long time after the fact! This sounds so good for this time of year in Wisconsin when the snow and cold are here.
Nora M Geri24
Sep 22, 2013
Thank you and congrats! I love would to make this recipe!
CYNDI OTT cotter81
Apr 29, 2013
Jamie, a suggestion about finding your Lithuanian sausage; have you tried Amazon. I've been craving my fave childhood memory, a Swiss German sausage called Landjaegar and I found it on Amazon after missing if for over thirty yrs. I have been extremely happy with the three different companies I have ordered it from, all thru Amazon. Now my hubby is hooked too : ). I hope you can find a supplier for yours too.