Traditionally served with sour cream, lignonberry sauce, and more bacon bits, I swapped out the lignonberry for some fresh rhubarb sauce I had made.
3 potatoes, grated
1 onion, diced
1 pound applewood smoked bacon, diced
1/2 C organic whole milk
1 C white whole wheat flour
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Reserve 2 T of bacon for garnish. In a large, flat-bottom pan cook your onion and bacon until the bacon is cooked through and the onion caramelized. In a separate pan, cook the remaining bacon till it's crispy. Grate the potatoes and stick in salted water to keep it from oxidizing.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together to form a batter. Butter a 9" x 13" baking dish. add in the potatoes and bacon-onion mix. Cover the dish with foil and bake, covered, for appoximately an hour - or until the pudding is firm. Remove the foil and bake until the top is golden brown, approximately another 15-20 minutes.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream, a spoonful of rhubarb sauce, and a sprinkling of crisped bacon. This got a thumb's up from Riley!
A bit more about the country...
The colors on Lithuanian's flag are yellow, green, and red. The yellow stripe represents the sun, Lithuania's wheat fields and prosperity; the green symbolizes the country's forests, flora and hope; and the red stands for the blood spilled for independence, courage and the people's love and loyalty for Lithuania.
Fun Facts About Lithuania
- The official name of Lithuania is ‘The Republic of Lithuania’.
- Lithuania is situated in Eastern Europe, between Latvia and Russia.
- The official language of Lithuania is Lithuanian. However, you will find majority of the people also speak Russian and English.
- Lithuania is about the same size as West Virginia.
- Lithuania was the last country in Europe to be converted to Christianity. Before Christianity, the country’s religion was ‘Romuva’.
- Lithuania had only one king during the royal times, King Mindaugas.
- The first publishing house in Lithuania was founded in Vilnius, in 1522, and the first Lithuanian Book was published in 1547.
- Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to declare independence from the USSR.
- Basketball is the most popular sport in Lithuania.
- The first railway network in Lithuania was established the 19th century, that connected Warsaw and Saint Petersburg.
- Bread and salt are important to Lithuanians. Lithuanians welcome important guests.
These Global Table Ambassadors are signing off for now. We'll be heading to Luxemborg to wrap up the L countries of the world. Movin' on...