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Kugelis {Celebrating Our Heritage Series}


Kugelis or (Potato Pudding) is a classic Lithuanian dish served at almost every holiday.  It's considered to be a National dish of Lithuania and is usually served with applesauce, lingonberry or sour cream.  Bits of bacon are also commonly added to it as well.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Lithuanian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 387kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 6 Large Potatoes ,I used russet
  • 1 Medium Onion ,grated
  • 3 Large Eggs ,well beaten
  • 1 Cup Hot milk
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter ,melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F.
  • Peel and grate potatoes.
  • Wrap the grated potatoes in a cheesecloth and squeeze out some of the potato juice. (You'll be surprised at how much liquid will be extracted)
  • In a large mixing bowl combine grated potatoes thoroughly with the grated onion, eggs, milk, butter, salt & Pepper
  • Pour the mixture into a well-buttered, loaf pan
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for 1 ½ hrs.
  • Serve with sour cream or applesauce. May be used as a main course or side.
  • Serves 6
  • May be sliced the next day and browned in a pan.
  • **Pointers/tips:
  • Depth of grated potato mixture should be no less than 2 inches in baking dish..
  • You can add crumbled bacon into the mixture as well.


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 1644mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 43.4mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 12.5mg