recipe for potato Kugel
- Gail Apr 20, 2005 07:48 PM
I need a kosher for passover recipe for potato kugel. Thanks, Gail
Hand grate about nine large russet potatoes,
grate one large onion, add four eggs and about 3\4 cup
oil salt & pepper to taste, put in preheated 500 oven for about half hour then lower oven to 425 and bake until nice and brown on top. Ah zeisen peasach!
Here's my recipe - I usually double it and bake in a 9 x 13 baking dish. I have to because my brother-in-law always insists on taking some home with him after the sedar. That, and sponge cake. Go figure.
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 large potatoes, peeled
1 onion, finely minced or grated
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup potato starch
Additional oil for top of kugel
Preheat the oven to 375o F. Pour oil into an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish and place in the oven while it reheats.
Meanwhile, grate the potatoes on the large holes of a grater (or in a food processor with the shredding disk). Dump into a strainer and run cold water over it to keep it from turning black. Squeeze out as much water as possible and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the onion, eggs, salt, pepper and potato starch. Mix well.
Remove hot baking dish from the oven. Pour the potato mixture into the baking dish, drizzle another 1 to 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil over the top and return to the oven. Let bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is nicely browned and crisp.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Do not attempt this recipe with a Pyrex baking pan: use aluminum foil or metal pans.
The addition of the cold batter to the hot glass baking pan (containing hot oil) will cause the Pyrex to EXPLODE!!
I did this when trying the same method making pareve cornbread at Thanksgiving. It took me, honestly, 1 1/2 hours to clean up the mess. I was lucky I wasn't seriously injured.
Please be careful!!!
Mine is similar to the others except I mix in a small amount of sweet potatoes and use chicken schmaltz instead of vegetable oil.
Also, a good lesson. If you use a dishtowel to squeeze out the extra water in the potatoes, wash it right away. Otherwise the towel will get fuzzy literally overnight!