Sunday, January 30, 2011
Kugelis is a Lithuanian traditional dish made with potatoes. Common ingredients include onions, eggs, and meats, either beef, chicken, or pork. Berta and Adrea (pictured) prepared enough kugelis to serve of 6-8 persons. They pealed and pureed 30 medium sized potatoes and added 1 finely chopped onion, 1 egg, a 1/4 cup of boiled milk, 3 spoonfuls of flour, and salt and pepper. After removing the fat from the chicken, it was cut into bit size pieces and stirred into the potato mix. Next, the mix was put into a pan and baked for an hour and a half at 200-250 degrees. We only had a deep pot to bake it in, so it took longer than normal to cook the kugelis. A 3" pan it best where you have more surface area where a nice brown crust can form. Serve kugelis with sour cream or apple sauce. Beer is a nice beverage to embellish this hearty winter meal.