Kugelis Recipe: Crafting the Perfect Lithuanian Potato Dish

Dish recipes: Kugelis
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Step into the heart of Lithuanian cuisine with our Kugelis recipe. This beloved dish, often enjoyed during special occasions, is a comforting blend of grated potatoes, bacon, and onions, creating a savory delight that captures the essence of Lithuanian culinary tradition.


6 large potatoes, peeled and grated (lb: 3.3, kg: 1.5)

1 onion, finely chopped

200g bacon, diced (lb: 0.44, kg: 0.2)

4 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup sour cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Butter for greasing


Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish with butter. In a large bowl, combine grated potatoes, chopped onion, diced bacon, eggs, milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly. Bake for 60-75 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the kugelis is set. Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing.


Serve Kugelis warm, garnished with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh herbs. Pair it with a crisp green salad for a complete meal that celebrates the flavors of Lithuania.

Kugelis is more than just a potato dish it's a symbol of comfort, tradition, and the warmth of Lithuanian hospitality, bringing families together around the dinner table for generations.