Koshie is a potato dish that my mother speaks of fondly that my grandmother used to cook. Growing up in a small coal-mining town, Koshie was baked in a coal stove.
In Lithuanian : H”Koshie” yra bulvių patiekalas, kad mano motina kalba apie meile, kad mano močiutė naudojamas ruošti maistą. Augo mažame angliakasybos mieste, Koshie buvo kepami anglies viryklė.
My Aunt Margaret sent me this recipe via the world wide web.
“ LITHUANIAN KOSHI “
£ 5 bulvės
druskos ir pipirų
1 puodelis augalinio aliejaus
Grating the potatoes is time consuming and doesn’t remove enough of the water from the potatoes. My grandmother was born and raised in Lithuania, as well as my mother who didn’t arrive in the U.S. ’till long after the war.
They didn’t grate the potatoes..that doesn’t remove enough water, plus you have to rush to avoid brown discoloration…Instead, they used a powerful juicer..which removes nearly all the liquid neatly and leaves you with a fabulous, finely grated, non-watery potato filling…In addition, they always used 3 lbs. red and 5 or so lbs. of Idaho white potatoes…
It was/is always cooked in a speckled roasting pan…greased with butter…heavily..the richness it provides is unbeatable…of course you have to add the remaining ingredients..lol…but Some people add farina ..ACK!!!Don’t do that!!! Great kugelis isn’t easy to slice… If you make it correctly, …It should be a heavy-thick-pudding texture that is soft, but far from mushy…slightly firm…If you can slice it hot and have it retain a perfect square shape while transferring to the plate with the spatula..you haven’t done it correctly..Don’t knock the juicer till you try it… Removing moisture, grating in 1/2 the time..not too shabby…
Yes, in Lithuania they grated the potatoes..but any good cook can appreciate a new twist..as long as you don’t sacrifice the authenticity of the taste…
Hello everyone, below you will find a link to my post on Lithuanian heritage and the area that my mother grew up in, in the hills of Pennsylvánia during ” the Great Depression” titled ” Táles of Wildcat”, . Wildcat was a name of one of the villages near the coal mines.