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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
8 servings


  • ¾ pound salt pork, diced

  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped

  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 3 onions, coarsely chopped

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ground black pepper to taste


  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
42g Fat
67g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 699
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 678mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 60mg 300%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1370mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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