Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is mostly served as a side dish with pot roast and gravy, I have even made this for Sunday brunch and served it with eggs! --- to save time the potatos may be grated and kept refrigerated covered completely in cold water for up to 3 days ---I like to also add in some cayenne pepper for a little heat --- for a lighter fluffier textured kugel add in another egg with 1 teaspoon baking powder --- for Passover subsitute matzo meal for the flour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees F ( (bottom oven rack).
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, then pour about 3 tablespoons oil into bottom of the baking dish.
  3. .Squeeze out excess moisture from the shredded potatoes with hands, and place into a large bowl, then add in chopped onion.
  4. Add in remaining ingredients with 3 tablespoons remaining oil; mix well to combine (I use my hands for mixing).
  5. Adjust the salt and pepper if needed.
  6. The next step is only optional it will speed up cooking time and create a crispy bottom and sides.
  7. Place the baking dish with the oil in the oven and heat the oil for about 6-8 minutes.
  8. Carefully spread the potato mixture in the baking dish (careful, the dish will be hot!) .
  9. This step is only optional otherwise just pour the potato mixture into the oiled cold baking dish.
  10. Bake uncovered for about 1-1/4 hours, or until nicely browned on top (the longer that you bake it the more crispier it will be, so bake until it is to desired crispness).
Most Helpful

bland. If I make again I might add some Zataran's to jazz it up some along with a bit of garlic.

Vices April 21, 2014

This was really bland - maybe kids would like it but I didn't.The recipe itself is OK - instructions are good. I just found that it didnt taste like much, was quite on the heavy side with an oily aftertaste.
I made individual servings so maybe that was why

mortar&pestle May 30, 2011

This was OK even though it was kinda bland. It certainly did get nice and crisp. I'm not sure if I would make it again but I'm glad I tried it.

Catnip46 October 08, 2009