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Lithuanian Kugela (Potato, onion and Bacon Casserole)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Lithuanian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 pound bacon diced
  • 1 large onion grated
  • 5 pounds Russet potatoes finely grated, and soaked in water
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 6 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, fry bacon pieces until crisp; remove to paper towels.
  • Reserve half of bacon drippings, and set aside.
  • Return skillet to stove; stir onions, and cook until soft and translucent.
  • In a large bowl, stir together reserved drippings, bacon, onion, and potatoes.
  • Mix in flour, evaporated milk, and eggs.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour into baking dish, and bake in a preheated oven until top is nicely brown, about 1 hour.
  • Cut into squares, and serve with sour cream.