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  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 55 m
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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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Oil a 12x15 inch pan with olive oil.
  2. Place salt pork in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook until evenly brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 chopped onion, and continue cooking until onion is tender and lightly browned; set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine potatoes and remaining chopped onions. Fill the bowl of a food processor with the mixture, and 1 egg. Process until smooth, then transfer to a large bowl. Repeat until all has been processed. Season with pepper. Stir in the salt pork mixture. Blend in flour gradually to absorb some moisture, but err on the side of less flour.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 1 hour, or until top is evenly browned.

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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.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 699 cal
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 41.8 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs
  • 66.9 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol
  • 195 mg
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 678 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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