Lithuanian Kugelis a potato, bacon dish

Nancy J. Patrykus


My husband was Lithuanian.
He loved my cooking! especially this dish.
This was his mothers Wisc. recipe, from the thirtys.
A restaurant in Chicago, that served this wonderful dish was Sharko"s, on W. 63 St.
Closed in the 90's.
But I think they had another one in Villa Park IL.???
I have many Polish and Lithuanian recipes, from his wondewrful family.
This is one of the best.


★★★★★ 5 votes

15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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1/2 lb
eggs, beaten
large white potatoes
small can evaporated milk
1 -1/2 tsp
salt...pepper to taste.
1/2 c
grated ,medium onion
sour cream and or applesauce to serve

How to Make Lithuanian Kugelis a potato, bacon dish


  • 1Cut bacon into small pieces and fry till almost crisp.
    Grate potatoes into a bowl, drain off all the liquid into a small bowl.

    NOW GRANDMAS TIP: Leave the above liquid to sit, then drain off just the clear liquid .Save the thick liquid at the bottom. Return this thick liquid to the bowl of grated potatoes.
  • 2Now add the eggs, and mix well, add the evaporated milk, salt and pepper, 1/2 cup milk and the grated onions. Mix well. Pour into a greased flat pan with sides.
    The height of potatoes in the pan should not be over 1-1/2 inches high.
    Bake in a pre-heated 350 oven for 1-1/2 hours.
  • 3Cut into squares to serve. Welike it with sour cream , and or applesauce.
    It can be cut and fried with ,eggs, and bsacon the next day!.
    This is a keeper.......... if you like potatoes!

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About Lithuanian Kugelis a potato, bacon dish

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Hashtags: #eggs, #Ethnic, #lithuanian

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