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Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 55 m servings 699
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  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.


  • Leftovers can be sliced and eaten cold, or fried to golden brown with onions.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 699 calories; 41.8 66.9 14.8 176 678 Full nutrition

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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, t...

This is an excellent recipe. Okay I am Lithuanian but'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 w...

Yummy! Tastes like spruced-up hash browns.

great well with bacon and a splash of evaporated milk.

one word........delicious!!!!!!!!

Thanks BOBCHASE! Just like Mom and I ued to make, only in the old days we didn't have food processors, everything was hand grated. Your recipe is exactly like mine.

Thank you so much. When my grandmother passed, we lost her recipe. I'll never loss your this one.

I used bacon in this and cut the recipe back to fit in a 9x13 pan. We felt it needed a little salt, but this was really good. Comfort food like a cross between mashed potato and a hash brown cas...

My Mom and Grandma made this all the time. When I tried using the food processor the texture was all wrong. More like mashed potatoes than koogilie. my Mom used to grate the potatoes by hand on ...