Lithuanian Kugelis

Lithuanian Kugelis

Lithuanian Kugelis

Recipe By:J Sell Sr/Jr
“This is a Lithuanian dish that my family makes mainly during the holiday season. It goes great with ham or turkey. It is also served in many authentic European restaurants. This recipe is time consuming but well worth the work put into it. This is a ‘stick to your ribs’ dish and is in no way considered lo-cal or healthy. A dollop of sour cream on top of each piece is a great topping.”

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 6 eggs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place bacon in a Dutch oven set over medium heat, cover, and cook until the bacon has softened and begun to release it’s grease. Stir in the onion and cook until softened and translucent. Remove the cover, and continue cooking and stirring until the mixture caramelizes and turns a deep, golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in butter to melt.
  3. Stir shredded potatoes into the onion mixture, then stir in the evaporated milk and eggs until well combined. Pour into a 9×13-inch glass baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until golden on top. Remove and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing into 3×3-inch squares. Serve hot.

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