Potato babka

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Potato babka
Babka Potato Dish-2.jpg
TypePie or pudding
Place of originBelarus
Main ingredientsPotatoes, eggs, onions, bacon

Potato babka is a savoury dish, popular especially in Belarus[1] and Poland, where it is known as babka ziemniaczana[2]. It is made from grated potatoes, eggs, onions, and pieces of smoked, boiled or fried bacon and (especially in Poland) sausage. It is oven-baked in a crock, and often served with a sauce of sour cream and pork flitch. Depending on recipe and cooking method it may be either a flaky potato pie, or a heavy potato pudding.[1]

In 2016, the claimed world's largest babka, 2 meters in diameter, was baked in the village of Sula, Belarus.[3]

Similar dishes[edit]

The dish is similar to the Lithuanian kugelis and the Ashkenazi Jewish Kartoffelkugel.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bolotnikova, V.A. (1979). Byelorussian Cuisine. Uradzhai. pp. 4, 6. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Planet, L.; Baker, M.; Di Duca, M.; Richards, T. (2016). Lonely Planet Poland. Travel Guide. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 267. ISBN 978-1-76034-120-6. Retrieved January 9, 2017.