Lithuanian Kugelis Recipe

Lithuanian Kugelis Recipe

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READY IN 1h 30 min
PREP TIME 30 min

Turn your next holiday season into a delicious carnival with this holiday special Lithuanian recipe. It brings lovely flavors by adding bacon or chicken to it. This traditional dish produces a heavy, dense affair to enjoy on your leisure time. 

A small dollop of sour cream makes a great topping choice; it’s optional, but you can add it for extra indulgence. It also an ideal choice for parties; your guest will adore it like nothing!


  • 4 large potatoes
  • 100 g bacon
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 0.5 cup sour cream
  • Scallions, sliced


  • 1At first, take your large skillet; first add chopped onion and bacon. Start sautéing them over medium heat. There is no need to drain the fat. Transfer the mixture to a dish and set aside.
  • 2Take oven shelf and put it in the middle of your oven; now heat you oven till it reaches the temperature of 180 C. Then after, take cooking spray and nicely coat a pan with it.
  • 3Take your mixing bowl of large size; mix in milk, eggs, black pepper and salt. Now in the same bowl, mix in prepared bacon mixture and still it well with the egg mixture.
  • 4Now take potatoes and grate them finely; you can either manually grate them or can use your food processor. Make sure there is no moisture in them. Place grated potatoes within the bowl mixture; mix them well with each other.
  • 5Take the coated pan; add the bowl mixture to it. Allow it to bake for the next 60 minutes; wait till the mixture turns light brown. Take the pan out when the mixture is still solid from within but still moist.
  • 6Allow it to cool down for the next 5-6 minutes. Then cut them in your choice of sizes. Enjoy it along with scallions and a dollop of sour cream (optional).
  • 7Also the leftover Kugelis can be stored in the refrigerator and consume the next day by reheating in butter.