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Sunday Brunch: Kugelis

Anyone who grew up the Lithuanian parents or grandparents is probably familiar with this potato casserole. Similar to German kugel or potato babka from Belarus, it is a simple dish of grated potato, onions and bacon baked with eggs until crisp. Traditionally kugelis is served with applesauce or lingonberry preserves, but I like it topped with fried eggs, sour cream and scallions. More

Kugelis

Anyone who grew up the Lithuanian parents or grandparents is probably familiar with this potato casserole. Similar to German kugel or potato babka from Belarus, it is a simple dish of grated potato, onions and bacon baked with eggs until crisp. More

Video: 'The Last Days of Kugelis'

Chicago food and restaurant documentarian Michael Gebert posted a melancholy and sort of bittersweet video a couple weeks ago that follows along during the last days of Chicago's Healthy Food restaurant, one of a dying breed of Lithuanian eateries in the Windy City. I say bittersweet because we finally get to see how Healthy Food owner Gina Santoski makes kugelis, the restaurant's signature dish and a national dish of Lithuania. More

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