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Mar 11, 2010 05:05 PM

Cooking a potato kugel in cholent -- need help ASAP

I know....... I know..... I know...... It should be posted in home cooking...but really, where do my cholent experts read first?

I need to make a potato kugel in my cholent tomorrow, how do I do it? Can I just make my kugel recipe and pack in foil and throw on top?

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  1. Yes, just make your regular potato kugel recipe and place in your chulent. Personally, I just put it in, no foil, parchment paper, nothing. Good luck and post what you did and how it came out.

    1. Ditto on the making it beforehand and then sticking it (prepared) into the cholent - but I wrap it up in silver foil first (not the heavy duty kind) - I find that it still gets the flavor from the cholent without completely falling apart.

      1. This may seem naive, but do you put the kugel in raw or you cook it and then put it in the cholent?

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        1. re: craigcep

          it goes into the chulent after it has already been cooked

        2. When I do this (and I don't like to because it gets soggy), I cook, wrap in foil and put on top. I saw the parchment paper reference above and would like to know how that worked out, though. I worry about the foil "poisoning" the cholent.

          1. you might want to try making a potato kugel chulent (sometimes known as "yaptzuk")

            to make this all you need to do is prepare the mixture for a large potato kugel, pour it into a crock pot, add meat, kishka and about 1 cup of water.

            let it sit until shabbos morning and enjoy

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            1. re: kiddush hopper

              A recipe we use regularly is potato nik (spelling?). Shredded potatoes, one egg, salt, pepper. little bit of oil at the bottom of the crock pot. Meat is optional.

                1. re: cappucino

                  Okay, I have no idea what happened to my other two posts, but the post script is that I made my recipe, put the >>RAW<< mix in foil and put it on top the cholent. It wasn't Great, but it is was passable. I wouldn't do it again and pass it off as a kugel though.

                  1. re: cappucino

                    Definitely not solid like a kugel, but not watery. It's crispy on the top and the walls of the crock pot, and the inside is like a porridge consistency. Hope that helps.