March 1, 2011


This is a traditional Lithuanian recipe that has been passed down through my paternal grandfather's family. This is a staple dish for my family at our holiday gatherings. This is a dish that often tastes better the next day when reheated, although it's delicious the first day. Grating the potatoes by hand provides the dish with a slightly gray color, which adds character.

1 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
10 large Idaho potatoes, peeled
3 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk, scalded
2 Tbsp. salt (may decrease to desired flavor)

Chop bacon finely, and fry until crisp. Drain bacon, and reserve grease. Finely grate onion and potatoes into a large bowl. Add eggs, salt, flour, milk and a portion of the reserved bacon grease. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 400ºF for 30 minutes and then 350ºF for another hour. Serve warm.

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