Lithuanian Recipe, Koshie


5 lbs. Potatoes

1 Medium Onion

2  Eggs

 Parsley Flakes
 Salt and Pepper
 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
Peel potatoes and onion.  Rinse and soak in water.  Grate by hand using coarse grater into a pottery bowl.  After grating, remove excess water which accumulates to maintain a smooth batter.  Stir in beaten eggs, parsley flakes, salt and pepper.  Lastly, stir in vegetable oil mixing uniformly.  Pour into large baking pan.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about two hours until crispy on top and sides.  Cool for a few minutes before serving.  Spatula out in squares.
 
To make a smaller amount, cut recipe in half and use a smaller pan.  Cooking time could also be reduced.  You will know when it is done by the brown crust.
Also for making potato pancakes you may use the same recipe but you must add about 1/4 cup of flour to the batter.  Reduce the 1/4 cup when reducing the recipe.  (You may have to adjust the flour if the batter in making potato pancakes if the batter is too loose.)
My aunt says to “Let me know when you are cooking and I will come for dinner.  These are my two favorite foods.
Comments:  
 Hello and welcome ,dear readers.  Your comments are always appreciated.  I’m curious if you have a similar recipe to share of the foods from Pennsylvania.   
Please post in the comments one  of your recipes, thank-you. 
A recent visitor stopped by  from Scranton, Pa. thanks for visiting.

SEASONED POTATO SAUCE 
Èiolakas

4 potatoes, peeled
2 onions, finely chopped
1 cup potato water
powdered bay leaf
fresh dill, several sprigs finely chopped
scallion greens, finely chopped
pepper and salt to taste

Cook potatoes in salted water. Save some cooking water. Mash cooked potatoes, add onions crushed with salt, mix well. Add pepper, bay leaf and 1 cup potato cooking water. Blend well.
This is traditionally served with hot potatoes as a late afternoon snack, in Dzškija, the south eastern region of Lithuania.

Here is another Lithuanian Recipe found on the internet;  I have a love of mushrooms which  comes from my mother;

MUSHROOM SAUCE 
Grybainis

1/2 l (2 cups) salted or fresh mushrooms
2 cups milk
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cooked potato
salt and pepper to taste

Cook salted or fresh mushrooms in milk. Saute onion in oil until golden brown. In a food processor, process cooked mushrooms and potato, add fried onion, process again. Add salt and pepper to taste.

GRATED POTATO CAKE  
Kugelis

1 k (2 lbs) potatoes, peeled
1 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 onions, finely chopped
salt to taste
butter or oil for frying onion

Grate potatoes, remove some of the potato juice, tilt the bowl and spoon off the collected juice. Bring milk to a boil and pour over the grated potatoes. This is done to disperse potato starch through the grated potatoes. Fry onion and mix into potatoes, add eggs and salt and mix well. Pour the mixture into a medium depth, greased baking dish and bake in a preheated oven at 350F/180C, until the top is well browned.
Cut into squares and serve with bacon fried with onions and sour cream.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Julie
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 19:11:32

    my favorite version uses fried bacon and the fat from the bacon instead of oil

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