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Cooking a potato kugel in cholent -- need help ASAP

vallevin Mar 11, 2010 05:05 PM

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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    kiddush hopper Mar 12, 2010 07:37 AM

    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
      njkosher Mar 12, 2010 08:14 AM

      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: kiddush hopper
        cappucino Mar 13, 2010 06:54 PM

        What kind of consistency do you get?

        1. re: cappucino
          vallevin Mar 14, 2010 08:23 AM

          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
            njkosher Mar 14, 2010 08:35 AM

            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.

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          cappucino Mar 12, 2010 07:24 AM

          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.

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            craigcep Mar 12, 2010 06:51 AM

            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
              kiddush hopper Mar 12, 2010 07:34 AM

              it goes into the chulent after it has already been cooked

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              brooklynkoshereater Mar 11, 2010 06:56 PM

              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.

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                ettilou Mar 11, 2010 06:17 PM

                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.

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