Bubby's Potato Kugel

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Jodi B.

My father loved potato kugel, especially his late mothers. Fortunately his sister taught my mother the unique recipe and it has been a staple at every family get together and holiday celebration. There are never any leftovers and we still fight over who is going to get a corner piece. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Top Review by BoxOWine

i was lazy and used my food processor to prepare the potatoes. I think I messed up by using way too much oil but I am not sure cause I never made a kugel before. I simply drained off the excess oil before I cut into squares. I grabbed the corner pieces for myself cause I read the instructions. Put a little sour cream on top of each kugel piece I ate. Really enjoyed this dish. Tasted a lot like my potato pancakes. DH liked it too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 lbs potatoes, grated (if possible use old fashioned square hand grater & DO NOT discard liquid)
  • 1 medium onions or 1 large onion, grated
  • 4 eggs
  • 13 cup flour
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Oil sides & corners of dark roaster; pour 1/4 inch oil in bottom of roaster and place in oven until smoking hot.
  3. While oil is heating in oven, mix together first five ingredients (potatoes, onion, eggs, flour, S&P).
  4. When oil is very hot, remove pan from oven and carefully pour all but 1 Tb oil into potato mixture.
  5. Combine well and pour mixture back into hot pan.
  6. Smooth out top.
  7. Bake in lower third of the oven for one hour then place on top third of oven for another hour, until crust is crispy and dark brown.
  8. Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes and cut into squares.
  9. Beware of fights for the corner pieces.

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