Ukrainian Grated Potato Bake

Recipe by Olha7397
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 14
    lb sliced bacon, diced
  • 2
    large onions, finely chopped
  • 3
    lbs new potatoes, peeled
  • 1
    cup light cream or 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3
    large egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2
    large egg whites
  • 4
    tablespoons unsalted butter
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DIRECTIONS

  • Saute the bacon in a medium-size skillet over medium heat until it renders its fat.
  • Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the skillet.
  • Add the onions and saute, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until deeply colored, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Grate the potatoes coarsely by hand or in a food processor using a coarse grating blade.
  • Wash in several changes of water.
  • Squeeze the potatoes well in a clean linen or cotton kitchen towel to remove as much liquid as possible.
  • Rinse and squeeze again.
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the potatoes, sauteed onions, bacon, cream, and egg yolks.
  • Season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  • Gently fold into the potato mixture, using a rubber spatula.
  • Carefully transfer the mixture to a well-buttered round 10-inch baking dish or heavy oven proof skillet.
  • Dot the top with butter.
  • Bake until the top is browned and crispy and potatoes are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Serves 6 to 8.
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